Domingo Garcia Leading March on Immigration Enforcement HQ Today

Robert Wilonsky

The Dallas Observer

Feb 21, 2007

Domingo Garcia LULAC 102

"This year we're looking at creating a new movement to liberate the 14 million people who live in the shadows of America because of their immigration status," lawyer and former state representative Domingo Garcia tells Unfair Park today. And he has plenty more to say after the jump.

Asked how he responds to critics who say such actions are merely supporting the flouting of the law, Garcia says, "I believe in a compassionate America that lives up to the values of the Statue of Liberty. That means we need to have a humane immigration policy that allows immigrants to earn their citizenship. Inflicting pain and misery on them does not make us a better country or help secure our borders."

And to those who justify the detention of people in the Hutto facility as a way to keep families together while their cases are being processed?

"Putting children and mothers in prison isn't what America stands for," he says.