Memorial service for immigrants who died Tuesday night in Palmview

LUPE and the Equal Voice Immigration Working Group invite you to a memorial service prayer set for tomorrow, Friday, April 13, at 10am at the site where nine immigrants died Tuesday night when the van they were in turned over during a Border Patrol pursuit.

Of the incident, the Houston Chronicle reports:

Nineteen people were crammed in the minivan that flipped as it fled from officials near Palmview in the Rio Grande Valley, the second deadly crash involving suspected smuggling this week.

On Monday, one person was killed and 17 were hospitalized in a similar rollover west of La Joya.

Even one death in the pursuit of a better life is unacceptable–nine is unbearable. If you are in the upper Valley area, please join us for a memorial service tomorrow morning at the site of the incident. The prayer will begin at 10am at the corner of Minnesota and Frontage Road in Palmview, TX.

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