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Twin Cities organizers memorialize 53 migrants who died in south Texas, press Senator Smith for immigrant rights action

by Brad Sigal |
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Diana Hernandez of Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) speaks about the 53 migrants who died in Texas. (Photo by Brad Sigal)

St. Paul, MN - On July 5, organizers from several local immigrant rights organizations held a press conference on Saint Paul’s West Side to remember the 53 migrants who tragically died in San Antonio, Texas, suffocated in a truck container. After the press conference, the community members went to Senator Tina Smith’s nearby office, where they read the names of the 53 Mexican and Central American migrants and pressed an aide to the senator on the urgency to take action now to end the policies of border militarization and exclusion that make deaths in the borderlands a common occurrence.

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