16 Apr '17, 5pm

Border Angels Celebrate Easter by Hiding Water for Migrants

Border Angels Celebrate Easter by Hiding Water for Migrants

Volunteers gathered in the courtyard of the Border Angels San Diego office. Border Angels founder Enrique Morones provided a brief history of how the Southern border has become more militarized and dangerous to cross. Morones discussed push-pull factors that affect public policy and migrants making the risky journey north. He noted that the most vulnerable people journey through the desert routes. There is currently no wall in this area (President Trump plans to change this) because the terrain and the desert climate provides a sufficient deterrent for most. Temperatures can get as high as 120 degrees in summer and below freezing at night. Many migrants come fleeing war and a better future they envision because in their countries of origin they are suffering for a variety of reasons (poverty, drug cartel, lack of jobs, war, sexual violence etc.).

Full article: http://spectrummagazine.org/article/2017/04/16/border-ang...

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