Two Santa Cruz comrades are set to travel to Tijuana on Tuesday to join DSA members from around the country as part of international solidarity efforts with the Central American refugees currently at the border. The US Border Patrol is currently allowing only a handful of asylum seekers through each day, causing a humanitarian crisis as thousands of people are forced to spend weeks with inadequate shelter. A group of mothers in the caravan have launched a hunger strike protesting the CBP’s failure to allow refugees to claim asylum.
Many of you have asked how you can help in these efforts. The word we are getting from organizers on the ground is that donated supplies are already backed up at the border and only small amounts are allowed through at a time. The DSA Immigrant Rights Working Group recommends that instead of donated items, it is better to raise money that can be used to purchase whatever is needed in Tijuana.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Venmo your donations to @DSA-SantaCruz
This is the fastest and most efficient way to contribute.
2. Donate online
If you don’t have Venmo, this is the best option. Use the form below and your payment will be processed securely by Stripe.com