President's Speech Met with Protests

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 8:27pm

EL PASO - Not everybody was excited to see the president, today.

Protesters from almost every cause under the sun showed up. Some included: pro-life groups, tea party supporters, and people who wanted better health care for the disabled.

However, most protesters were pushing for immigration reform.

Jesus Ramirez, with the Border Network for Human Rights said current practices break families apart.

"We're tired of him separating families...because there's been more deportations with Obama than with Bush...when he came in, he promised a lot but he did nothing. So that's why we're here. To tell him to stop talking, and do what he says he is going to do," said Ramirez.

BNHR is calling on the president to issue an executive order to end deportations, and to address the human rights abuses of immigrants crossing the border.


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