Valley Immigration Groups Travel to State Capitol


POSTED: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 8:49am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 10:00am

SAN JUAN- Dozens of immigration groups from the Valley loaded up on buses to make a trip to Austin in hope of stopping various legislation bills that they say are anti-immigrant, Josh Navarro has more.

An early morning start for eight immigration advocate groups as they loaded into buses to travel to Austin for the day to raise their voices against several legislative bills. The immigration groups came from various cities in the Valley to attend the march at the state capitol in hopes of preventing those bills from becoming law.

"For the immigrants--they incarcerate mothers and children and stuff and that's what I'm going to do. I brought my mom with me she's been undocumented since the late 1940's and 50's and she's here to fight for the cause also," said Frank Guerra

Eight buses are heading up north from various spots in the Valley, from Alton, to McAllen and Brownsville. Each bus carries about 57 passengers so that's more than 300 people heading to Austin.

"We will resist all racist and discriminatory laws aimed at the Chicano-Mexican-Latino population," said George Lopez, who  is with the South Texas Brown Berets.

Some members from the caravan sent News Center 23 snap shots from the protest and marches. The massive group plans to talk to Texas Legislators hoping to change their minds.

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