The press conference started with the story of teacher in 2001, invited from Mexico to teach in MacAllen in 2001 -- then disinvited when 9/11 attacks led to dramatic changes in the treatment of immigrants.
Clergy and leaders of Valley Interfaith convened at St. Mary Catholic Church to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, remind undocumented immigrants that the 2012 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) executive order is still in effect and to urge potential beneficiaries of DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents) to prepare now for the event that the hold on the executive order is lifted.
Coming Out of the Shadows, Brownsville Herald
Faith Leaders Work with Immigrants Amid Hold on Immigration Action, Valley Central
Valley Interfaith Comes Together for Immigration Reform, NBC News 23
Coming Out of the Shadows, The Monitor