The Rio Grande Valley Equal Voices Network calls for an end to Operation Streamline.

February 19, 2013

What: Press conference to announce upcoming Days of Action events that call for an end to the criminalization of immigrants and in particular, for a stop of Operation Streamline.

When: Tuesday, February 19th at 2:00 pm. 

Where: In front of the Reynaldo G. Garza-Filemon B. Vela Federal Court House at 600 E. Harrison St, Brownsville, Texas.

Who: The Rio Grande Equal Voice Network, a community based organization committed to creating a movement of social change through the civic engagement of the more than 30, 000 constituents of the network’s participating organizations such as, Proyecto Juan Diego, La Union del Pueblo Entero, ARISE, Movimiento del Valle por los Derechos Humanos, and the South Texas Civil Rights Project.

Brownsville, Texas. On Tuesday, February 19th, the RGV Equal Voice Network along with different organizations and communities from across the nation will be calling for a stop to Operation Streamline; a “zero tolerance” border enforcement program that criminalizes first time undocumented border crossers1 as well as other immigrants.

The RGV Equal Voice Network will be joining days of action from February 19th to February 21st with Grassroots Leadership, the ACLU of Texas and the American Friends Service Committee of Tucson, to demand that immigration reform ends, rather than expands, the criminalization of migration and stops the funding for harsh border enforcement policies, like operation streamline.

Contact: 

Astrid Dominguez with RGV Equal Voices Network at RGVBorderRights@gmail.com.