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Hope Border Institute and Diocese of El Paso lead “Do Not be Afraid” march

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — The Hope Border Institute and the Diocese of El Paso will hold their “Do Not be Afraid” march and vigil in honor of those looking to migrate into the U.S.

The march will start at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at San Jacinto Plaza, and those participating will march to Sacred Church Heart, where a vigil will be held.

The Hope Border Institute told ABC-7 that the purpose of this march is to reaffirm the welcoming Borderland identity of El Paso, protect the rights of those seeking to migrate, and remember those who have died on their path to the border.

Aimee Santillan, policy analyst with the Hope Border Institute, told ABC-7 that this march had been put together in response to attacks in the community and the humanitarian work done by organizations in the Borderland with laws like SB4, the implementation of concertina wire across the border, and high speed chases by DPS.

“We hope to get the community more aware, involved, and invested in the effort for a more just, helpful, and efficient immigration policies. Like I said, our community is a community of migrants,” said Santillan when asked what they hoped to accomplish with the march.

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