The Familias Reunidas Immigration Bond Fund posted its first bond in January 7, 2020. Since then, we have freed 69 immigrants and asylum seekers from the Otay Mesa, Adelanto and Imperial County for-profit immigration prisons. Thanks to your support, this program has helped dozens of people from over 18 countries of origin.
Today, on the anniversary of our first bond posting, we share with you a short piece of art, created in the hopes to raise awareness of the complex immigration system that disproportionately affects migrants of color, and from which private corporations profit from. Every donation helps mothers, fathers and loved ones who are still detained and every dollar goes towards freeing someone from detention. Border Angels pledges to end family separation one family at a time, will you?
We are incredibly grateful to the three artists who created this:
Aysia Segura, Gavin South, and Cristina Ibarrando as well as professor Olivia Taussig-Moore and Pratt Institute for making this possible.
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While today has brought so much chaos and unrest, It is important to all of us at Border Angels to fight for the hope our migrant families cling to. This new year and new administration is a beacon of hope for so many who have sacrificed too much and remain in the Tijuana shelters. We remain unwavering in our message and culture of love, and share with all of you the Dia de Reyes celebrations in the shelters, to thank all of you who make this mission possible. We must remain adamant in our pursuit of democracy and accurate representation, so that we can support our communities as best as possible. Thank you again for your support, LA LUCHA SIGUE
(Día de Reyes: the Latino community, Día de Los Reyes, also known as Three Kings' Day or Epiphany, is celebrated on January 6 to honor the Three Wise Men — Los Tres Reyes Magos — who brought gifts to Jesus Christ. The day also marks the close of Christmas festivities. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the kings Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar found the baby by following a star across the desert to Bethlehem.)
BORDER ÁNGELS CALLS FOR UNITY
BORDER ANGELS condemns the violent events occurring in our Nation’s Capital – they constitute insurrection and sedition, pure and simple. Our nation’s bedrock, time honored constitutional tradition of the ‘peaceful transfer of power’ is being trampled on, directed clearly and unambiguously by President Trump – the official most entrusted to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
The photos and videos of the unlawful taking of Congress, delaying the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s lawful election will haunt our nation forever. They stand as chilling evidence of what can happen when a president seeks to remain in power, no matter the cost to our democracy.
BORDER ANGELS’ mission is grounded in love and calls for everyone—no matter their political party — to stand united against hate and rhetoric that seeks to pit us against each other. Therefore, BORDER ÁNGELS calls on the government and law enforcement to immediately reinstate the rule of law in the Capital and to hold accountable all who have participated – directly or indirectly – in its violent occupation. History and the world is watching.
Americans of good conscience cannot allow violence to continue if we want our country to heal.
New Year’s day brought about many delicious dinners and beautiful celebrations at our Tijuana migrant shelters. Your donations provided meals for Puerta de Esperanza, Lomo con almendras for Movimiento Juventud, and helped carry on the “Haitian soup” tradition at Camino de Salvacion, and so much more! Our friends at that shelter make this dish together on new year’s to celebrate Haitian Independence Day. We thank you once more for helping feed families and continue celebrating holidays full of love, and thank our friends in Tijuana for sharing these moments!