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In Week 1, #TogetherJuntos Caravan Hits 17 Cities and Trains Immigrants on Rights

 

In Texas, the #TogetherJuntos caravan has been on the road for more than a week now, holding events in 17 different cities across the border region and training immigrants and people of color all over the state on how to protect their rights.

The caravan kicked off two Fridays ago in El Paso, Texas, and will end this Friday in Houston. Along the way, it is bringing communities together, teaching residents about discriminatory policies like the state’s new SB 4 anti-immigrant law, and providing seminars on how immigrants can organize and keep themselves safe.

As Juanita Valdez-Cox of La Union del Pueblo Entero, said before the caravan kicked off last week:

When our rights are violated, we will take legal action. We will not quietly accept something that is hurting our families, disrupting community trust, and creating a fear amongst individuals who witness crimes and would like to report them.

View just some of the photos and tweets from the caravan’s first week — and tune back later this week as the America’s Voice staff brings you more content from the #TogetherJuntos caravan.