ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates in southern New Mexico and West Texas are launching a campaign aimed at defending immigrants amid uncertainty after the presidential election.

The Border Network for Human Rights and the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance are scheduled Wednesday to announce in El Paso, Texas, plans to educate immigrants on their rights and fight potential proposals by President-elect Donald Trump.

During the presidential campaign, Trump promised to end a program that gave immigrant students living in the country illegal temporary status. He also vowed to create a "deportation force" to remove immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally.

New Mexico and Texas advocates say they will hold a rally Dec. 10 and start petitions to protect immigrant students.


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