North Texans Head To Brownsville For Immigration Rally

Alan Scaia
June 28, 2018 - 9:16 am
North Texas Immigration Rally

Credit: Alan Scaia, 1080 KRLD


RICHARDSON (1080 KRLD) - More than 100 people from North Texas took two buses to Brownsville Thursday morning for a rally in support of people caught crossing the border illegally.

Groups from across Texas are rallying across the street from the federal courthouse in Brownsville, which is handling some cases of illegal immigration and asylum requests.

"I just hope to see this for myself and make this more concrete and less abstract," said one man getting on a bus at a church in Richardson.

"We can't be a country of family values when we are separating children from their parents," says Norma Garcia-Lopez, one of the organizers of the trip and a volunteer with the group, Fairness Fort Worth.

Organizers say the Trump Administration may agree to no longer split up families during legal proceedings, but they say the rally aims to call attention to what they describe as "mobilizing to warehouse whole families in prisons."

Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have sponsored a bill that would double the number of immigration judges. They say the bill would move asylum cases through court more quickly and hope to find a bi-partisan solution.​