TBC Members to Discuss Border Wall Lawsuit at Washington, D.C., News Conference

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 16, members of the Texas Border Coalition (TBC) will hold a news conference at 9 a.m. at the National Press Club's Zenger Room, 529 14th St. N.W., to discuss the filing of a federal lawsuit against U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff over the planned border wall in Texas.

The lawsuit will be filed the same day in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Attending the news conference will be Eagle Pass Mayor and TBC Chairman Chad Foster; McAllen Mayor Richard Cortez, Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada; Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas; Dennis Nixon, president and CEO of International Bank of Commerce in Laredo and chairman of International Bancshares Corp.; Eddie Aldrete, senior vice president of International Bank of Commerce and TBC treasurer; and Los Angeles attorney Peter Schey, president and executive director of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law.

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008

WHO: Texas Border Coalition

WHAT: Border Wall Lawsuit News Conference

WHEN: 9 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2008

WHERE: Zenger Room

National Press Club

529 14th St. N.W.

Washington, D.C.

The Texas Border Coalition (TBC) is a collective voice of border mayors, county judges, economic development commissions focused on issues that affect more than 6 million people along the Texas-Mexico border region and economically disadvantaged counties from El Paso to Brownsville. TBC is working closely with the state and federal government to educate, advocate, and secure funding for transportation, immigration and ports of entry, workforce and education and health care. For more information, visit the coalition Web site at www.texasbordercoalition.org.

SOURCE Texas Border Coalition