Nationally, Families Belong Together are calling for a National weekend of protest on December 1 and December 2nd. Locally, West County residents can join the chorus to STOP THE TEARS by Showing UP at the El Cerrito Plaza at Noon on December 1st. Event Sign Up This visibility action is for ONE HOUR and meant to be a reminder – just 10 hours from our borders, we are placing innocent people in harms way, ignoring international law, and making it virtually impossible for asylum seekers to carry through with their quest for asylum.
When tear gas traveled through the throngs of migrants on the border areas of our State, most citizens stood by horrified by the images of women and children frantically running for safety, Trumps latest manifestation of a hostile policy toward migrants follows on the heals of the failing family separation policy, long term detention of immigrant families, not to mention the newly restricted rules for asylum application. It is clear that the architects of the current administrative changes at the border are determined to halt any immigration of the refugees who are fleeing from countries that have been torn apart by violence, political corruption and economic deprivation.
Locally, other efforts are underway to support the migrants at the border.
The city of Berkeley will donate money for the migrant caravan to the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, not to exceed $250 per council member. Funds will help provide food, shelter and basic needs to caravan members detained at U.S. ports of entry or traveling to immigration hearings, according the Daily Cal (November 28, 2018)
To learn more about the solidarity work that can be done on the border, please join the Interfatih Movement 4 Human Integrity
- Find out the root causes of the mass migration of Hondurans and other Central Americans in this historic moment.
- Hear testimony from participants of the migrant caravans about the realities, stories and power of their journey and collective action.
- Find out the many ways individuals and organizations right here in the Bay Area can support the material and political goals of the migrants who are seeking asylum in the US.