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Activists to use Bob Dylan’s birthday to help migrants

June 6, 2019

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Activists in southwestern New Mexico hope to use Bob Dylan’s birthday to raise money for Central American migrants seeking asylum.

The Silver City Sun-News reports advocates scheduled the “First Bob Dylan Birthday Concert” for Saturday in Silver City and plan to earmark event proceeds for migrants coming through Deming, New Mexico. The legendary musician is not expected to perform but the concert will feature local artists like Amos Torres.

Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, turned 78 years old on May 24.

The Deming City Council voted last month to declare an emergency in response to the increasing number of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Deming is located 51 miles (82 kilometers) north of the border.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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