Why Organizations Serving Migrants Need Your Support Now More Than Ever

This week, after a long struggle by migrant leaders and advocates, the border policy known as Title 42 finally has come to an end. In response, our Migration and Forced Displacement team shared the following statement. 

The traumatic consequences of Title 42 will still be present in our communities for a long time. What’s worse is the new set of policies that will make access to safe territory, asylum and rights protection difficult for migrants. In just the last few months, there has been a disturbing racial bias and challenges in the implementation of the CBP One app. The right to asylum cannot depend on one application. Even with complementary migration policies, such as the extended use of parole and the creation of regional processing centers, we remain concerned. These measures are only slight modifications to an unnecessarily complicated system that lacks fair protections or even an intentional strategy to address root causes for people fleeing violence or forcibly displaced in the Americas. Our allies have also highlighted over and over again that the structural causes of migration and displacement have not been addressed. 

And yet, what we are witnessing is an alarmingly growing presence of armed forces at the border while these changes are occurring.  

The philanthropic community must extend their support beginning with organizations based in countries of origin and transit that play a key role in the fight against disinformation. Simultaneously, shelters and organizations serving people on the move at the US-Mexico border are in need of additional resources as they are already overwhelmed as they respond to the needs of migrants and asylum seekers. Throughout the US, there is also an urgent need to support organizations in cities that have received thousands of migrants such as Chicago, New York and Washington DC who continue to provide essential services and healing justice to families seeking refuge.

Our extensive transnational network of community of nonprofit partners have continued to keep us updated with the needs of people on the move from South and Central America to Mexico and the US. They do this amazing work despite the fact that they face multiple risks – from burnout to secondary trauma to direct threats to their organizations. And it’s our responsibility to listen, to amplify, and encourage increased support of their needs. 

If you are interested in learning more about the needs of migrant serving organizations, please contact: Andrea Villaseñor or Jose Knippen from the Migration team:, 

HIP’s Migration & Forced Displacement Program Partner Organization Network 

Organizations at the US - Mexico border 

US Organizations in Solidarity Cities

Mexico y Central America