Taking a break from the election race to share a bit a good news with all of you. We were able to purchase our friends at Pro Amore Dei shelter a new fridge for their groceries. Refrigerators are so important in shelter settings, because food can be stored and preserved to feed more individuals without going to waste. We are so grateful to your unwavering support which enabled us to make this purchase, especially because this is the shelter that houses the two newborn baby girls
With your help, we continue to assist our migrant friends in Tijuana. Thank you for your donations directly feeding families and saving lives.
We were able to free one more person from detention through our Familias Reunidas Program. Meet Dalian, a 39 year old Cuban asylum seeker who has been in Otay Mesa Detention Center for 3 months. We are so glad he will now be able to start his new life in Florida and no longer be in a detention center with confirmed COVID cases.
We share this story to remind you of the many things at stake in today’s election. It is important to pick representation that cares and values human rights and lives. We need representation to ensure we save asylum for people like Dalian, and to remove policies like Migrant Protection Protocols. We need to exercise our right to vote on behalf of so many that not only don’t have the right to vote, but their place in this country is directly affected by those decisions! Help us fight for our migrant hermanos!
We need your help to get more migrants like Dalian out of immigration prisons. The support and donations we have received in the last few months have helped over 50 migrants. But we are running low are tapping in to the last of our funds and we need your support to continue helping mothers, fathers, and loved ones who are still detained. All donations make a difference no matter the amount, and every dollar is spent towards getting someone out of detention! Help us #freethemall!
#familiasreunidas #borderangels #bondfund #donate #lovehasnoborders #vote #election2020
We not only remember all of our loved ones who have passed, but we celebrate the lives and legacies which carry on in every single on of us. Today, we are wrapped in the love and memories they have left inside of all of us.
We also use this holiday to honor and remember those who lost their lives in search of a better one. Those who have perished crossing the desert, the true amount which we will never know but over 260 confirmed by the government in 2018. The over 40 migrants who have died in ICE custody in the last four years including in for profit detention prisons. We remember friends, family and community members, as they all live in our hearts today and always.
Today we rest, celebrate, enjoy and welcome a visit from those who are no longer with us, and tomorrow we continue our fight!
Feliz Dia De Los Muertos!
This Dia de los Muertos we honor our first Water Drop Director, Jonathan Daniel Yost. Jonathan took the organization's small, private Water Drops public in January 2016.
An intense leader operated with dilligence, balancing respect of the land, those who perished in the desert, and all those to move through in the future. He felt the responsibility of what we do in the desert deeply. His leadership and work ethic was inspiring and infectious. One thing he will be most remembered for was that he encouraged everyone to do more, and especially learn more. His legacy is with us, and just like Jonathan gave his all, we will continue to give our all, until we no longer need to do this type of work anymore.
Jonathan’s memory and legacy remains in the desert, and with all of those who were fortunate to know him. Jonathan Daniel Yost, PRESENTE!
#borderangels #jonathanyostpresente #diadelosmuertos
Un mensaje para la noche antes de las elecciones de nuestros amigos del albergue Templo Embajadores de Jesús: “Para mis pequeños esto es un juego, sin saber que esto sera real para algunos de ellos, con un short de la bandera de Estados Unidos metido en una jaula encontré a uno de mis niños, simulando como los meterian en el ICE cuando llegaran a los Estados Unidos. Repudiamos las medidas que la administración del Presidente Donald Trumo ha implementado separando familias y enviando a los niños a estas jaulas. Tu tienes el poder para que esto cambie!!!”
A pre-election night message from our friends at shelter Templo Embajadores de Jesús: “For my little ones this is a game, without knowing that this will be real for some of them, wearing shorts of the United States flag put in a cage I found one of my children, simulating how they would put them in the ICE when they arrived at the United States. We repudiate the measures that the administration of President Donald Trumo has implemented separating families and sending children to these cages. You have the power to change this !!!”
We’re all exhausted, but even more so committed to working towards justice-centered policies that prioritize the needs of our migrants sisters and brothers. We need #change and there is a lot more work ahead of us. Todxs estamos agotadxs, pero aún más comprometidos a trabajar por políticas centradas en la justicia que prioricen las necesidades de nuestros hermanos y hermanas migrantes. Necesitamos #cambio y hay mucho más trabajo por delante. #vote
We have to work hard in the desert to make sure the supplies get where they are most needed (and safe from damage). Climbing mountainsides, scrambling around boulders. Fresh traces of travel helps us adjust as needed to where we leave our supplies.
The weather is starting to cool down a touch. We are now hiking inn under 100° out there, which may seem extreme still, but we have seen temperatures reach just about 130° this past summer. Sometimes things change seasonally in the desert, so we are committed to keep going out weekly to adapt and adjust.
Thank you to everyone who has continued to show up on a regular basis. Thank you everyone for reaching out about volunteering, your support and understanding during the pandemic. As soon as it’s safe for us to start taking larger groups, we will. Please stay tuned to our social media accounts and our weekly newsletter.
In the meanwhile, donations of water gallons (non milk jug style), pop-top canned food, socks, beanies, gloves, flannel shirts are appreciated, along with sharing our social media posts. Thank you!
For any questions about Water Drops or our Water Drops during Covid, reach out to Water Drop Program Co-Director James Cordero, email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support! Link in bio to donate to our work.
We are so excited to announce our Limited Edition Unisex Black Lives Matter T-shirt! This t-shirt is now available for purchase on our website in both Black and Cream. Sizes S-2XL & features our Border Angels logo on the back. Please specify size upon checkout under "Message of Support".
Border Angels stands in solidarity with the black community and our mission of humanitarian work embraces all those who are victimized and marginalized by the country’s racist institutions and policies. That is why we are donating a portion of the profits to organizations assisting the Black Lives Matter movement, but we need your help! Tag an organization below and help us choose!
Design by Misael Ruiz
Repost from SDIRC:
Black immigrants represent over 20% of immigrants facing deportation because of the criminal punishment system. Join us in taking action TODAY by calling Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris to demand they take action & #SaveBlackImmigrantFamilies.