Border Angels provides alternative break and education programmes including: Internships and community awareness of issues surrounding undocumented migrants, immigrations and border issues.
Unfortunately, there are many people who don’t see past the theatrics and believe the information — which ultimately propels unfair stereotypes, actively promotes racism and can affect policy.
Photos from a vigil held at Friendship Park to mark the start of a pilgrimage to see Pope Francis during his USA visit. 100 Miles, 100 Women will greet the pope to demand comprehensive immigration reform to keep families together.
The pilgrimage began at the Pennsylvania immigration detention centre on September 15, with women walking 8 days to get to Washington DC. Read More
Petition to Kevin Faulconer. City and House of Pacific Relations that Mexico needs a stand-alone house in Balboa Park
Mexico started with the House of Pacific Relations in 1935 and was a member until 1941. It returned in 1978 for one year, when it was again inexplicably shut down while the Mexican Community in California faced “Operation Wetback”, the “Lemon Grove Incident,” and Proposition 187, before being accepted as a member again in November 2004 and has remained a member since. The work to join in 2004 actually began back in 1995. Enrique Morones approached the HPR about possible events to promote Mexico in Balboa Park and learned that a House of Mexico did not exist. Morones decided that an effort to establish a HOM was not only necessary but vital to building bridges to the south. After many years of organizing, encouraging and soliciting the assistance of others, Morones was able to forge the formation of an exploratory committee in 2002 to research, prepare and submit a formal membership application. In 2003, HOM became a 501(c)(3) and the HPR application was submitted in late 2003. When HOM finally became a full member in 2004, SDPD was actually had to be called to the Hall of Nations, such was the local opposition against the HOM receiving approval for a house.
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"When it comes to immigration, Enrique Morones is our moral authority "− Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, Author, California Dream Act
"My Father, Cesar Chavez, led heroic grape workers around Delano, California, in the longest continuing farmworker strike in US history in a profound statement of non-cooperation with a farm labour system that exploits and impoverishes mostly immigrant farm workers. Today, courageous members of Border Angels are honouring the legacy of my father by making a powerful statement against inhumanity and oppression endured on our border by innocent immigrants. "− Paul F. Chavez, President, Cesar Chavez Foundation
"Enrique Morones’ story is remarkable and needs to be told. He is a man of conscience who stands up to injustice by simply being on the side of love and human dignity. Let us all rejoice that an angel walks among us in this fight for immigration reform, truth and justice for all. "− Josefina Lopez, playwright and activist, author of Real Women Have Curves
"Enrique Morones is the finest example of the Si Se Puede attitude in service to those who risk their lives in search of a better life. "− Aurturo Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers of America