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Immigrant rights delegation to visit U.S.-Mexico border

By staff |
March 28, 2019
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Minneapolis, MN - In the shadow of President Trump’s declaration of a ‘state of emergency’ to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Legalization for All Network is organizing a national delegation of immigrant rights activists to go on a fact-finding and solidarity delegation to the border. The delegation will include activists from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), Milwaukee’s Young People’s Resistance Committee (YPRC) and from the U.S. Palestinian Community Network.

The delegation will learn about the history of the U.S.-Mexico border since its unjust creation with the U.S. military occupation of Mexico and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, the rise of the Chicano movement in the southwestern U.S., which was around half of Mexican territory, and the present realities and devastating impacts of border militarization on both sides of the border.

The delegation will learn about the experiences of Central American and Mexican migrants who are being denied entry into the U.S. and from organizations in Mexico that are helping them. They will also learn from groups that are organizing on the U.S. side of the border against the effects of living in a militarized border zone in the context of Trump’s xenophobic and white supremacist attacks on immigrants.

Fight Back! will carry daily reports on the delegation’s findings.