Immigration is a complicated issue, but ultimately people are choosing to leave their countries and families behind for a reason: they are fleeing the threat of violence, the inability to feed and provide for their children, or persecution in their home countries. These are long-term issues that require long-term solutions.
Throughout history, U.S. - Mexico border cities like San Diego and Tijuana have been critical destinations in a migrant’s journey. Whether they stay for a few days or many years, local residents and civil society organizations have stepped up to offer basic services like food, shelter and legal assistance. Today, with unprecedented numbers of people arriving, these border communities need our help.