Border Angels promotes a culture of love through advocacy, education, by creating a social consciousness, and engaging in direct action to defend the rights of migrants and refugees.
Border Angels was established in 1986 and initially focused on helping farmworker migrants that were living in the canyons of North San Diego County. Since then, our work has expanded to include humanitarian work along the entire US-Mexico border.
"Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world. "
We conduct water drops in the desert, support migrant shelters in Tijuana, Mexico, reach out to day laborers, free asylum seekers from detention, provide legal representation to vulnerable children in order to obtain green cards, and coordinate educational programs and community presentations.
A word from our supporters:
My father, Cesar Chavez, led heroic grape workers around Delano, California in the longest continuing farmworker strike in U.S. history in a profound statement of non-cooperation with a farm labor system that exploits and impoverishes mostly immigrant farm workers. Today, courageous members of the Border Angels are honoring the legacy of my father by making a powerful statement against inhumanity and oppression endured on our border by innocent immigrants.
- PAUL F. CHAVEZ, PRESIDENT, CESAR CHAVEZ FOUNDATION