January 31, 2015
Hundreds of Immigrant Families, Children & Faith Leaders to Travel to Capitol to Support Immigrant Drivers’ Licenses
Santa Fe – Hundreds of immigrants and their children from more than fifteen counties in New Mexico will march to the Roundhouse on Monday to protest the sixth attempt by the governor and her anti-immigrant allies to repeal the current driver’s license law. This year’s Immigrant Day of Action will feature 500 New Mexican children and youth who will call on legislators to protect licenses for their immigrant parents.
Members of Somos Un Pueblo Unido will deliver thousands of petitions urging the Governor and legislators to stop persecuting immigrant workers and families and start focusing on the issues that really matter to New Mexicans—the economy, job creation, and education.
“We come in the hundreds every year to show legislators that we are a part of New Mexico. We live, work, and pay taxes here just like everyone else,” said Roberto Sanchez, a Somos member from Santa Fe who has participated with his three young sons in Immigrant Day of Action every year since 2011. “It’s just sad that we have to keep defending our families and children from this administration’s lies and attacks. We invite anyone who cares about the safety and well being of all New Mexican families to march with us on Monday. ”
Immigrant Day of Action kicks off a series of Moral Monday marches and rallies co-organized by the New Mexico Federal of Labor. Labor, faith, human rights, health and education advocates will also take part in the day’s events.
Immigrant Day of Action March and Protest
Monday, February 2, 2015 11-1 PM
March to Capitol begins at 11:00 AM at Railyard Park (740 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Fe)
Protest begins on east concourse of the Capitol at 12:00 PM.
Somos Un Pueblo Unido, New Mexico Federation of Labor, NM Catholic Conference of Bishops, Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice, Equality New Mexico, & ACLU Regional Center for Border Rights
For more information: Marcela Diaz, Somos Un Pueblo Unido 505-670-9301