29 Jan '18, 2am

Hundreds Rally to Oppose Border Walls, Support Clean Dream Act

Hundreds Rally to Oppose Border Walls, Support Clean Dream Act

Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, kicking off the rally with a cheering rendition of “Las Mañanitas,” the traditional Mexican birthday song. The atmosphere however was one of determined resistance, not celebration: The Trump administration has singled out the refuge as its first priority for border wall construction, and the future of immigrant Dreamers across the country remains in doubt. A crowd of more than 600 gathered under a blue-and-white tent in a farmer’s field adjacent to Santa Ana, known as the “jewel of the National Wildlife Refuge system” for its ethereal landscapes of Spanish moss-hung forests and the diversity of flora and fauna. Organized by a grassroots coalition including the immigrant rights organization La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), the county...

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