Binational Vigil for migration deaths held in downtown El Paso


Gaby Velasquez

Attendees marched from San Jacinto plaza to the Santa Fe bridge.

Gaby Velasquez, Photo Editor

About 50 El Pasoans gathered at San Jacinto Plaza Friday night, joining the Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee, for a march to the Santa Fe international bridge and a binational vigil.

The candle light vigil was in honor of those who had died while trying to cross the border, and also in respect of the four migrants that died in the Rio Grande while trying to cross the border this last week.

Since 2000, 46,000 people in the world have died while trying to cross a border, 6,000 of those have died while trying to cross the U.S. and Mexico border.

A group gathered in the other side of the bridge and some gathered in the middle.