SUPPORTING MIGRANT FAMILIES – A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

ICE HURTS FAMILIES

FUNDRAISING APPEAL

DONATE NOW TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO FAMILIES HARMED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S CRUEL ANTI-IMMIGRANT POLICIES

In the past two years, approximately 8,000 families have been separated at the United States Mexico border by the U.S. government with a record-high almost 12,800 immigrant children being held in detention often thousands of miles away from their families.

People who care have the opportunity to help and make a difference in the lives of those persons who have fled violence, persecution and death threats in their home countries.

Asylum seekers are those fleeing persecution and terroristic violence and come here seeking protection under human rights law believing it’s the only way to save their children’s lives.

Yet these migrants, arriving  at our borders legally under international asylum law are being exploited. It is not a crime to seek asylum. However under Trump’s policies, asylum seekers have been vilified and dehumanized in a systematic way for political gain. Children, including under age toddlers have been taken from their caretakers.  Older children are locked up and mistreated and the government continues to obstruct the reunification process ordered by a federal court.

They need our help.

Although release from detention centers and reunification with family members is a goal, it is just the first step in a long journey migrant families must face. Detention centers release people to the nearest bus stop with sometimes no more than the address of their US sponsor and the clothes on their backs. Families have no resources to travel to their destinations, let alone purchase food and supplies needed for basic survival.

On the ground aid groups seek donations for clothing, food and toys for kids in the migrant shelters.   Sometimes a family also needs basic household items such as kitchen essentials as they transition from a shelter to legal residence as asylum seekers who passed their credible fear interviews.

Women on the Border is partnering with organizations aiding immigrants caught in the uncertain web of asylum requests and the US Immigration system by delivering funds or donated items to those in direct contact with migrants at the border or to families recently released from detention centers to purchase groceries, personal care supplies, backpacks with school supplies or toys, and at this time of year winter coats and holiday gifts.

Please donate today to:

THE POSADA ESPERANZA CHRISTMAS PROJECT (ended Dec. 2018) 

OR Donate to WOMEN ON THE BORDER’S SUPPORT OF MIGRANT RELIEF EFFORTS