Trump has created a manufactured crisis in the southern border to justify his deadly, harmful and wasteful wall. Recently, it closed the San Ysidro Port of Entry as border agents fired tear gas and rubber bullets at men, women and children seeking asylum at the busiest border crossing in the world.
Fortunately, there are many organizations on both sides of the border --including members of the Southern Border Communities Coalition-- who are on the ground helping many of these refugee families with shelter, food, warm showers and assistance to get to their destination cities. See below for a list of organizations helping on the ground and consider making a donation to help them help others in their hour of need.
American Friends Service Committee: Quaker social justice organization doing human rights monitoring of migrant caravans and supporting shelters in Mexico. To donate click here.
Borderlands Get Free Bond Fund: A project by San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) to provide bonds for people in immigration detention in San Diego and Imperial Counties. To donate to the fund, click here.
San Diego Rapid Response Network: Human rights and service organizations aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region with shelter and other needs. To donate to their GoFundMe campaign, click here.
Christ Ministry Center: Faith-based organization providing temporary shelter and resources to immigrant families in San Diego. To donate, click here.
Casa Alitas: A member of Catholic Community Services, Casa Alitas provides support to migrant women and children in Nogales and Douglas. Donate to their GoFundMe here.
The Inn: The Inn provides shelter and support for families released from immigration detention. Donate to their work by visiting their donation page.
International Rescue Committee - Phoenix: Provides support and resources for asylum-seekers in Phoenix. Donate to support their work here.
International Rescue Committee - Tucson: Provides support and resources for asylum-seekers in Tucson. Donate to support their work here.
Kino Border Initiative - Faith-based organization which provides support for migrant men, women and children in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Donate to their work here.
Border Servant Corps/Peace Lutheran Church: Las Cruces-based organization working directly with immigrant families. Click here for their Amazon Wishlist.
Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico: Faith-based organization supporting immigrant families in Santa Teresa, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. For information on needs contact Kenneth Ferrone: firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Calvario Methodist Church: Faith-based organization that provides shelter, meals, showers and clothes to immigrant families fleeing life-threatening situations. Visit their donation page here.
Annunciation House: Faith-based organization providing shelter and resources to migrant and homeless families in El Paso, Texas. Help fund their efforts by donating here.
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley Humanitarian Respite Center: Faith-based organization providing shelter and resources to immigrant families in the Rio Grande Valley. Help them provide much-needed clothing to migrant families by purchasing from their Amazon Wishlist.
Dilley Pro Bono Project: This non-profit, based in Dilley, Texas, provides pro bono legal aid to immigrant mothers and children. Donate to support their work here.
Good Neighbor Settlement Fund: Brownsville-based organization which provides shelter, food, and resources to families in need. Visit their donation page.
Frontera Aid for Migrants: Texas-based organization providing resources and support for migrant families. Donate to their GoFundMe, or purchase supplies for migrant families on their Amazon Wishlist.
Fronterizo Fianza Fund: The Fronterizo Fianza Fund is a community bond (fianza) fund based in El Paso and serving Far West Texas and New Mexico. Visit their donation page.
La Posada Providencia: Emergency shelter for men, women and families who flee to the United States due to political oppression, natural disaster, and other life-threatening actions in their native countries. Visit their donation page.
RAICES - Texas - RAICES - Texas provides free to low-cost legal aid to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. Donate to their work here.
Rio Grande Valley Rapid Response - A multi-organization humanitarian effort to coordinate relief for the families and children who find themselves without food, shelter or basic hygienic supplies. Donate here.
Team Brownsville: Visit their Facebook fundraiser to find out how you can help.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) - TRLA provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state of Texas. Visit their donation page.
Texas Civil Rights Project: Reuniting separated families. Reforming our broken criminal justice system. Empowering the next generation of voters. Visit their donation page
Casa del Migrante Nazareth - Faith-based organization providing shelter and resources to migrant families in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Contact email@example.com or call (52)867-7142201 or (52)867-7145611 for more information.
Casa del Migrante de Saltillo - Faith-based shelter that provides resources and support to migrant families in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Casa del Migrante de Tijuana - Faith-based shelter that provides resources and support to migrant families in Tijuana, Mexico. Visit their donation page here.
Casa Monarca - Shelter and support services for migrant families escaping violence and attempting to reunite with loved ones in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Donate to their work here.
Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción A,C (DHIA): DHIA provides support, shelter and resources to LGBTQ migrants and their families. Email email@example.com for more information.