ICYMI: Eagle Pass Border Coalition Gathers National and Local Immigration Advocates and Residents to Push Back Against Trump’s Visit
Yesterday, the Eagle Pass Border Coalition convened immigration advocates, local community leaders and residents for a press briefing in response to Trump’s visit to Eagle Pass.
In an urgent effort to uphold the values of welcome, inclusion, and love for migrant communities, residents of Eagle Pass reject former President Trump’s upcoming visit to their once peaceful city.
In a united effort to uphold the full human rights of all community members, residents of Eagle Pass are calling for the restoration of Shelby Park, which has been transformed into a military-style staging ground. The city of Eagle Pass experienced a frightening spectacle when Governor Abbott held a hate-filled press event at Shelby Park this past Sunday.
The newly introduced Senate funding bill, if passed, will result in more cruelty and chaos at our nation’s border. The bill is poisoned with extreme anti-immigrant policies that would essentially end access to asylum, a legal pathway for people fleeing persecution.
The use of dangerous, white nationalist, and antisemitic replacement theory rhetoric has fueled the impeachment efforts against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. These efforts have been baseless, extreme, and lack historical precedent.