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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Organizations at the US - Mexico border
- Casa del Migrante de Matamoros
- Casa del Migrante de Reynosa
- Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley
- Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción (Ciudad Juárez)
- Las Américas Immigrant Advocacy Center (El Paso)
- Iniciativa Kino para la Frontera (Nogales, Sonora y Arizona)
- Centro de Atención al Migrante Exodus (CAME) (Agua Prieta, Sonora)
- Casa del Migrante de Saltillo
- Casa del Migrante de Tijuana
- Espacio Migrante en Tijuana
- Casa Arcoiris (Tijuana)
- Instituto Madre Asunta (Tijuana)
- Casa del Migrante Frontera Digna (Piedras Negras)
US Organizations in Solidarity Cities
- Instituto del Progreso Latino, Chicago
- National Immigrant Justice Center, Chicago
- Resurrection Project, Chicago
- The Young Center, Chicago & National
- Safe Passage Project, NY
- New York Immigration Coalition
- Make The Road NY
- Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, NY & National
- CARECEN DC
- CAIR Coalition, DC
Mexico y Central America
- Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Matías, Tapachula, Mexico
- CAFEMIN, Mexico City
- Programa Casa Refugiados, Mexico City
- Pastoral de la Movilidad Humana, Honduras
- Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación - Radio Progreso (ERIC - RP) Honduras
- Casa Alianza, Honduras
- Comisión de Acción Social Menonita (CASM) Honduras
- Servicio Jesuita para Migrantes, Costa Rica