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Two immediate needs have been identified:
- Volunteers are urgently needed at the Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, which is receiving over 1,000 asylum seekers a week. The UU College of Social Justice is organizing teams to go for a minimum of one week, as well as placing longer-term volunteers at a migrant shelter in Guadalajara, Mexico. Please click this link to learn more and apply.
- The Interfaith Immigration Coalition, of which UUSC and UUA are members, has identified an immediate need for more U.S. clergy to physically accompany the caravan through Mexico. This role will be physically and emotionally demanding and requires at least conversational Spanish. Organizers anticipate this will be a hugely impactful and a life-changing experience. Details are forthcoming, but please have potentially interested clergy reach out to [email protected] for further information.
There will likely be additional mobilization for public action at the request of border grassroots partners—click here for updates.
New York New Sanctuary Movement is organizing support with asylum applications at the border, similar to their pro se asylum clinic in New York. Sign up here to learn more.