Tonight, Governor Greg Abbott signed the racist “show me your papers” SB 4 into law, targeting all brown and Black people across the state.
Tomorrow, RGV Equal Voice Network partner organizations will hold a press conference in front of the McAllen office of Department of Public Safety at 11am on Monday morning.
McAllen DPS office located at 1414 N Bicentennial Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501
Join the action against SB4: http://lupenet.org/sb4
Immigrant rights advocates have not hesited to denounce the signing of SB4 as racist and anti-democratic.
John-Michael Torres, Communications Coordinator with La Union del Pueblo Entero, said:
“This evening, Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and all of the Republican legislators who voted for this bill have cemented their legacy as the racist bigots they are for generations to come.
“But this is not the end of the fight. We will challenge SB 4 in the courts and in the streets, and we are committed for the long-haul. It may be a long road, but we will get there. As our founder Cesar Chavez said, ‘we only lose when we no longer want to fight.’
“In the end, the Texas that believes that our diversity is a source of strength will prevail.
Julieta Garibay, Campaigns Director at United We Dream Action, said:
“I arrived to this country over 25 years ago with my courageous sister and mother to Austin. This law is not the will of the people — it is about legislating racism and discrimination in the 2nd most populous state in the nation.
“I have a message for Republicans, Governor Abbott, Dan Patrick and all elected officials who made the choice to go after me, my family and millions just like them: Texas is our home, we’re here to stay and we will remember who terrorized our families!”