By Alicia Neaves
PRESIDIO - A Marfa man is calling out to residents on both sides of the border to join forces in a local protest. He is spearheading a demonstration in favor of protecting the undocumented children crossing our borders.
"For each of us, we are here for the sake of our humanity," Marfa resident, Lineaus Lorette, said.
On Saturday morning in a vacant lot next to the post office in Presidio, Lineaus Lorette of Marfa is spearheading a protest in favor of protecting the undocumented children crossing our borders.
"A young man in Presidio made a point of thanking me for doing what I had done in Marfa and I knew immediately that I needed to do a demonstration here," Lorette said.
Just weeks ago, Lorette teamed up with Marfa residents for a protest with the same purpose.
"I think the people here want a demonstration for the kids," Lorette said.
On Friday morning, Lorette made 30 signs for his protest, hoping residents from Presidio and across the border in Ojinaga will join him.
"It brings community between us and the people across the border," Lorette said.
At this time, more than 50,000 undocumented immigrants have crossed the border from Central America. Most are seeking asylum or credible fear of returning to their home country.
Lorette says, for those opposing his cause, he wants them to keep one thing in mind. This is for the children.
"This country turned away 5,000 Jewish immigrants in 1939 who were sent back to Germany to die in ovens. We are not going to do that again without a fight. And that's what this is about. It's about kids," Lorette said.