***Press Forum Tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m.PST***
Southern Border Communities, Lawmakers, Advocates to Join Forum on Current State of Affairs Under Trump Administration
This event will take place in DC and will be live-streamed
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
ChaKiara Tucker, 404.630.9677, [email protected]
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Congressional Border Caucus will host a forum tomorrow featuring speakers discussing the realities of life in border communities under the Trump Administration.
The forum will highlight policies that promote community safety and security, and do not disrupt economic activity or further militarize the border — such as adding additional agents to the country’s largest law enforcement agency, Customs and Border Protection(CBP), which has a troubling track record of abusive conduct.
As Dreamer-related legislative negotiations heat up, the speakers will share how and why further border-enforcement spending on proposals like building a wall and hiring more Border Patrol agents would jeopardize the quality of life for border families, including Border Dreamers. Trading Dreamers’ protections for more border militarization is a false, dangerous choice.
The event will be live-streamed here: https://www.facebook.com/congressional.hispanic.caucus/videos/10155258682063261/
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair
Rep. Raul Grijalva, Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force
Rep. Juan Vargas
Dr. Greg Ewing, Ed.D., Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent (N.M.)
Dr. Kimberly Avila Edwards, Chapter Chair, Texas Pediatric Society, American Academy of Pediatrics
Jesus Daniel Mendez Carbajal, Border DACA Recipient
James Tomsheck, Former Assistant Commissioner for Internal Affairs, CBP, from 2006 to 2014, and in the U.S. Secret Service for 23 years
Rick Rynearson, Decorated military veteran detained at interior Border Patrol checkpoint
Edgar Saldivar, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU of Texas, member of Rosa Maria Hernandez’ legal team
Thursday, December 7, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET
Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC- 215
East Capitol St. and 1st St. NE, Washington, D.C.
***Please RSVP to [email protected]***