Feb 20 2015

Alejandro Solalinde, Mexican Activist and Catholic Priest Discusses Human Rights in Central America

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GUEST: Alejandro Solalinde, coordinator of the South Pacific Human Mobility Ministry of the Mexican Bishopric…

A Texas judge this week placed President Obama’s executive action on immigration on hold so that 26 states can commence with a lawsuit. Obama’s executive action announced last November, could potentially provide temporary relief from deportation for as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. The governments of Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala announced they were disappointed with the decision.

A Presidential spokesman in Honduras said the executive action could, “help to alleviate the social and economic pressures that buffet our countries.” And, Guatemala’s government warned that the resulting confusion of Obama’s announcement and the judge’s temporary hold, could make immigrants more vulnerable to con artists.

Mexico’s government also expressed disappointment this week with another piece of US news – the police killing of 35-year old Mexican national Antonio Zambrano Montes, a farm worker in Pasco, Washington.

To learn more about Alejandro Solalinde’s work, visit www.hermanosenelcamino.org, www.constituyendteciudadana.org, or follow Alejandro @padresolalinde.

GUEST: …Alejandro Solalinde is also the director of Hermanos en el Camino, a shelter that provides Central American migrants with humanitarian aid and education. He is a well-known human rights activist and Mexican catholic priest, currently visiting the United States. Also with us in studio to interpret, is Miguel Tinker Salas, professor of History and Latin American studies at Pomona College.

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