Here is an image of young men and women, from Mexico, Central America and Haiti, with their backs up against the wall. Many have recently been deported from the United States or are escaping disasters and violence in the south… they literally have no place to go.
But thanks to the work of the Kino Border Initiative based just 300 yards across the border line in Sonora, Mexico, these women and men have found a temporary sanctuary.
There, they can not only get food and medical care, but guidance on how to find other legal options for their livelihoods and family lives for the future.
The Kino Border Initiative goes beyond just “bandaid solutions” to the immigration crisis, by restoring hope and dignity to those most marginalized by our the globalized industrial economy and the ill-informed anti-immigration rhetorical stances of those who live far from the “front line.”
If you have the slack, donate time or money to Kino Border Initiative. If you need to be reminded in a visceral way of what more than 50 million refugees worldwide are facing -many of them now escaping climate-related disasters— arrange to volunteer monthly at Kino Border Initiative or other sites doing similar work to restore a brighter future for those living on the edge.