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Activists Gather at Social Security Office
North Texas JwJ did our part of the national actions against
"no-match" letters being used for immigration enforcement at 2 PM
October 12 in front of 1301 Young Street in Downtown Dallas. State Representative
Roberto Alonzo explained our objections before 5 TV cameras and a number of
other reporters. Several interviews were given in English and Spanish involving
activists from ACORN, UNITE-HERE, United Food and Commercial Workers, and others.
Hobie Hukill, an Executive Board member of Alliance-AFT, talked
about the inaccuracies in the Social Security data base that, even if there
were no other problems, makes it unsuitable for law enforcement. Delia Castillo,
President of the Board of the Dallas Peace Center, talked about the impact of
racism and other forms of injustice on the struggle for peace. Gene Lantz, organizer
for North Texas Jobs with Justice, said that Social Security numbers are being
mis-used as a law-enforcement tool and that our democracy is being eroded.
Representative Alonzo presented a package of letters to Wes Davis,
Communications Director for this regional Social Security office. Great thanks
is offered to the many people who sent letters even though they were not able
to come to the presentation.