CODEPINK Community Call
In December 2019 the CODEPINK Local Peace Economy community directed their efforts to the caravan of Asylum Seekers at the border. You can see our team blogs below. The hardships for all are heartbreaking and we are working together to organize more ways to assist.
Latest Update: Tijuana Warehouse — Benito Juarez
January 10: After a six-day standoff with local and federal police, things in Tijuana at the warehouse where Caravan members were holding space finally took a turn for the light when asylum seekers moved to a new space.
Leaving the one way in, one way out warehouse, they relocated to a spot with bathrooms, a kitchen, a garden and other amenities.
CODEPINK supported the last night, like we did the first, with hot Pizza for the battle-weary asylum seekers and US allies, who hadn't eaten anything substantial in a few days. Thank you for donations of money and other resources to support the asylum seekers in their bid for freedom and peace of mind.
You Can Work Directly at the Border
We are part of the coalition sanctuarycaravan.org, you can reach out to them for support.
- Here is a map of Shelters and Donations Centers at the border.
Or You Can …
Send us your contact info if you are willing to
- Sponsor a refugee (see below)
- Commit to monthly contribution sustaining a family
- Work a consistent daily shift on a 24-hour emergency hotline for those stranded in the desert who need help
Live in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Portland, Seattle, LA, Chicago DC?
- If so, you live in an area with a favorable Court Circuit and you may be able to sponsor a family or individual of the Caravan.
- Please check out this info and if you think you qualify, please contact Kelly Curry and she will help with next steps.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
- BorderAngels.org is an organization that has been supporting asylum seekers and people migrating for many, many years. It is a great group to volunteer with on either side of the border (San Diego or across the border in Mexico).
- San Diego Rapid Response at OneJustice.org. ICE drops families and individuals off to San Diego Rapid Response after they are through detaining and processing. There is a need for clothing, personal care kits (especially for women's needs), blankets and toys.
- Information on local community needs
- Dispatches from US/Mexico
Prisca Gloor, Dede Moore, Pat Wickens:
The Immorality of Trump's Border Wall, Explained, Teen Vogue
Get in touch: Peaceeconomy@codepink.org | 805-231-6755
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is breaking both federal and international law at the border by denying asylum to refugees fleeing from violence and a breakdown of societal structures. Tell Congress to show love and humanity — and help enforce the law — by traveling to the border to accompany asylum seekers across.