As Trump closes the border, we open our hearts and homes.
Trump is shutting the door on women and children seeking safety.
It’s up to us to show the families from the #RefugeeCaravan that as Trump closes doors, we open them to those in need.
Here’s what you can do to help:
Flood CBP phone lines with calls demanding that they start processing the asylum claims (scroll down for sample social media posts, graphics, and an email blast). Call (888)-542-8298.
Text “WELCOME” to 97779 to share a message of welcome with the Caravan
Share a welcome video message on social media with the hashtag #RefugeeCaravan
Join us in an act of hospitality by sending caravan members camped out at the port of entry needed supplies and food. Would your organization be willing to sponsor or send any of the following items? We’re planning a major care package delivery this week.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help send:
200 warm hats
10 EZ UP canopy tents
Hot meals each day
Snacks for children and adults
Women’s pants, shirts and underwear
Women’s and Men’s jackets
Infant diapers in a variety of sizes
Flip flops for adults and children
Shoes and socks for adults and children
Toiletries including toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, women’s sanitary products, baby powder, and soap
Share on social media (click here for sample posts and shareable graphics)
Men, women, and children who are fleeing violence and seeking safety have come together in a caravan to protect each other on their journey north.
At the end of March, a large group of people fleeing violence and political repression in Central America banded together on the perilous journey toward potential asylum in the North. The ”migrant caravan” rose to prominence in the media after the President tweeted about it on Easter Sunday while watching Fox News coverage, and subsequent members of the Cabinet issued thinly-veiled threats.
After traveling thousands of miles, nearly 300 people -- about half of them young children -- are stranded in hot days and cold nights waiting for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to do their job, follow the law, and begin processing their asylum claims.
Trump is tweeting about shutting our doors, the National Guard is on site, and CBP is refusing to process their asylum claims. It’s up to us to show the families from the #RefugeeCaravan that as Trump closes doors, we open them and we welcome refugees.