Community organizers say Border Patrol agents are terrorizing illegal immigrants in colonias. One Valley lawyer says knowing your rights could help protect you.
“According to the Border Patrol, these areas that are populated by people who are undocumented, so they feel their enforcement is justified,” says Celestino Gallegos, a lawyer for Texas Rural Legal Aid.
He tells us if people understood their rights, they wouldn’t fear law enforcement. This is why Gallegos plans to have a workshop on civil rights. It will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the La Union Del Pueblo Entero Building in San Juan.