- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 9, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It’ll be a “day of action” for a pair of separate coalitions pressing for reforms on separate immigration-related issues.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is leading a group of civil liberties activists in a “day of action” demonstration at a Brownsville border crossing Wednesday morning. The “Border Reality Checkpoint” will protest alleged abuses by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents at border crossings and press for stronger oversight by the agency.

A short time later Wednesday, representatives of Texas business, retail and religious groups will hold a news conference to press for reform of federal immigration laws. This “day of action” organized by the Texas Association of Business is part of a nationwide mobilization by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and allied groups.

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