“Our community has heard from hundreds of residents who are opposed to this route, and many have just learned in the last few weeks that their homes may potentially be lost,” said Lorena Silvestre, a leader with EPISO/Border Interfaith and local resident.
“Of the three routes proposed, this one clearly hurts the most people who are elderly, Spanish-speaking and on limited income. These are families that built their homes with their own hands. We do not accept the argument that this is the “best route” to alleviate traffic.
This is just the route [the City of Socorro] thinks people will not fight back. They are wrong."
[Photo Credit: Corrie Boudreaux, El Paso Matters]
Socorro Road Plan Causes Fear, Confusion for Residents, El Paso Matters