The Administration is attacking our immigrant communities, again, but this time by using the Census as a tool to decrease funding for services that are essential to community viability. Excluding undocumented immigrants from the Census can have a long-term, devastating effect on the livelihood of so many. Our communities have the right, as noted in the US Constitution, to be counted in the census regardless of their legal status. We all count! We all matter! We encourage our immigrant sisters and brothers to complete the Census 2020.
Border Angels Presents: A Talk on All Things DACA! Join our executive director, dreamer, and immigration attorney Dulce Garcia alongside fellow dreamer and attorney Luis Cortes Romero as they discuss everything DACA related
SHELTER AID UPDATE:
We received this very special message from our friends at El Puente shelter thanking us for their new stove! We are so glad we can provide a small comfort such as hot meals to our migrant friends, as their old stove had stopped working. As always, we are incredibly grateful to all of you for your continued support, and for making sure our beloved families in Tijuana continue to be cared for regardless of the state of the world. We also want to give a huge thank you to our directors for always caring for their shelter inhabitants, and for being flexible and willing to adapt to how we provide aid
Thank you so much to the San Diego Union Tribune for the recognition:
Read a bit about our Executive Director Dulce Garcia and why she was chosen to be part of "Phenomenal San Diego Women in Advocacy and Empowerment".
"She came to this country when she was 4 and settled with her family into the shadow world of the unauthorized. Sleeping under someone’s kitchen table. Working jobs that paid her in cash. Dulce Garcia saved enough of that money to go to college, then law school, and works now as an immigration attorney and as executive director of the human-rights group Border Angels. She was one of the plaintiffs challenging the Trump administration decision — ruled unlawful last week by the U.S. Supreme Court — to end protections for her and thousands of other “dreamers,” people brought as children to the country illegally by their parents. “To live in America is to hope,” she told the Union-Tribune two years ago. “It’s what brought us to this country in the first place.”
WE NEED YOUR HELP:
Our friends at Refugee Health Alliance are one of the last organizations providing medical care for migrants and asylum seekers in Tijuana.
Health services for asylum-seeking refugees have nearly come to a stop as a result of Covid19 travel restrictions. The local Tijuana clinic for refugees has closed and clinicians are unable to travel to Tijuana to meet with those who are in dire need of medical and mental health support. While migrants may go to Mexican hospitals, doing so is difficult financially and risky as many migrants face persecution by gangs outside of the shelters they are staying in.
How You Can Help?
In this time where access to health services and emotional support are critical for all of us, you can donate tablets to shelters housing refugees and provide access to telehealth services, connecting medical and mental health providers directly with ~850 refugees in need.
Mail in your donation today to:
1680 Broadway Ste. A
Chula Vista, CA 91911
For more info or questions please email email@example.com
Border Angels "Angeles de la Frontera"
has released on bail 41 migrants from detention centers
By Manuel Ocaño
"The executive director of Ángeles de la Frontera lawyer Dulce Miriam García, reported that as a representative of the organization she released four migrants on bail this Friday from the Otay Mesa detention center on the border with Tijuana.
He said that the Angeles de la Frontera migrant bond program has released 41 migrants so far this year, 37 of them from Otay Mesa and four more from the Adelanto, California, detention center.
Through funds provided by the community, the program requests that migrants be released on parole on bail.
Shelter Aid Update:
We love to see shopping carts full with groceries headed back to our beloved migrant shelters. Thanks to your continued support, we are happy to share rent, utilities, and groceries have been paid for another month! We miss our migrant friends in Tijuana so much, and continue to provide assistance in the most responsible ways possible, and cannot wait for the day we are able to be reunited. We are especially grateful to your contributions, as one of the shelters we support now houses 15 pregnant women, and you are helping us make sure they stay strong healthy. We will continue adapting our humanitarian aid to whatever challenge we face, and handle our migrant community with love and care as we always have.
The summer heat is intense and does not let up. Temperatures have been constant in between 110°-120° for a couple of weeks now, with high humidity on and off.
Our courageous groups were able to leave over 100 gallons of water, along with food, sun protection and socks in dangerous areas where Border Patrol has funneled people crossing with their surveillance and patrol.
We know this heat won’t let up soon, we are rotating out all areas that we cover to make sure there’s good coverage throughout the summer. While right now we cannot take new volunteers out, we fill our weekly drops with members of our leadership team and then if there’s spots open we take volunteers who have been out to numerous drops with us. The summer and the extreme heat is not a safe time to learn and experience your first Water Drop.
For any questions about Water Drops or our Water Drops during Covid, reach out to Water Drop Program Co-Director James Cordero, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued support! Link in bio to donate to our work.
Border Angels Presents: A Talk on All Things DACA! Join our executive director, dreamer, and immigration attorney Dulce Garcia alongside fellow dreamer and attorney Luis Cortes Romero as they discuss everything DACA related on Thursday, July 23rd @ 12:00 PM/PT.
Fresh off their historic SCOTUS decision win and experience, they will discuss the program and its future, debunk myths, and answers any questions or curiosities you may have about DACA!
Register via ZOOM:
ATTENTION: We bonded 7 people out of detention this week! That brings our total to 41 people free from Otay Mesa and Adelanto ICE detention! We are overjoyed and beyond grateful to all of the wonderful organizations that we have collaborated with, and to your amazing support. It is such a triumph to see the number of people we have freed and so many individuals reunited with their loved ones. Meet the two Mexican and Haitian asylum seekers we bonded above: Evens, Raul, and Jesus!
However this great achievement is bittersweet, as we have just learned another life was lost today at a Milwaukee Detention Center. The ongoing threat of COVID inside detention centers is unforgiving, and while it may sound exaggerated, your donations and the Familias Reunidas Bond Program are literally saving lives. It cannot be stressed enough, just how important it is we get as many people out, as we have seen what happens to our folks when we do not. Evens, Raul and Jesus and the 38 others who, we have freed can attest to the nightmarish conditions ongoing in these detention centers.
How many more our folks have to parish for our legislators to pay attention? One life lost, is one life too many. We demand our folks in detention #FreeAnd Alive. We demand our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and community members are not forced to wait in such conditions simply for seeking a place or a part in this country. Evens, Raul and Jesus represent so many others being subject to racist and inhumane policies, who have seeked safety in our country and have instead been met with death and injustice. Again, we thank you so much for your support a