Humanitarian Aid

Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Curren D. Price Jr. Lead Aid Delegation to Tijuana with SALEF

2020-06-02T17:46:27+00:00

  On President's Day weekend, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mitch O'Farrell and Curren D. Price, Jr. partnered with SALEF to lead a humanitarian aid delegation to Tijuana, where we visited nine dfferent shelters. Our delegation included Clínica Msr. Oscar A. Romero, El Rescate, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA), St. John's Well Child and Family Center, and Equality California. We also collaborated with Sergio Infanzon and Comite de Mejicanos Migrantes in this effort [...]

Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Curren D. Price Jr. Lead Aid Delegation to Tijuana with SALEF2020-06-02T17:46:27+00:00

Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo and SALEF Lead Delegation on MLK Day of Service Trip to Tijuana

2019-07-31T16:58:38+00:00

On Martin Luther King Jr Day, SALEF joined Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo in a day of service to bring much needed aid to the Central American migrants awaiting asylum at our southern border. SALEF, as part of the Coordinadora San Romero, coordinated the day of service in conjunction with the Coalicion de Migrantes Mexicanos to provide health screening and food donations to three shelters in Tijuana. We were also accompanied by El Rescate [...]

Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo and SALEF Lead Delegation on MLK Day of Service Trip to Tijuana2019-07-31T16:58:38+00:00

Mexican Government Moves Against Migrants, Forces American Observers Out

2019-07-31T16:56:14+00:00

We are receiving reports from an individual who has joined SALEF on aid trips to Tijuana, and who is currently in the shelter, that the Mexican government has maintained a police presence at the shelter and is continuing to seek the removal of migrants from this location to either El Barretal or elsewhere. Additionally, our contact states that the police at the shelter are attempting to identify all legal observers, particularly American [...]

Mexican Government Moves Against Migrants, Forces American Observers Out2019-07-31T16:56:14+00:00

Mexican Authorities Attempt to Forcibly Remove Asylum Seekers from Shelter

2019-07-31T16:51:45+00:00

On Friday, January 4th, SALEF staff as well as partners from the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA) returned to the same shelter located adjacent to the now-empty Benito Juarez shelter that we visited on our last trip. When we visited in late December we delivered food, cooking supplies, and cleaning materials. We packed their refrigerator with chicken and frozen vegetables and provided 80 lbs sacks of rice and beans. Although our donations [...]

Mexican Authorities Attempt to Forcibly Remove Asylum Seekers from Shelter2019-07-31T16:51:45+00:00

Holiday Donations Bring Some Relief and Christmas Cheer to Families, Unaccompanied Minors

2019-07-31T16:03:18+00:00

Toys, clothes for children living in a small shelter left in the wake of now emptied Benito Juarez Thanks to you and our many partners, SALEF was able to provide over $5,000 of food, supplies, medicine, and holiday presents to the Central American migrants sheltering in Tijuana, while they wait for their opportunity to seek asylum in the United States. Our partners on this trip were Clinica Romero (providing health screenings), the [...]

Holiday Donations Bring Some Relief and Christmas Cheer to Families, Unaccompanied Minors2019-07-31T16:03:18+00:00

Seeking Refuge – Life in a Migrant Encampment

2019-07-31T15:58:18+00:00

On December 8th, SALEF, staff from partnering organizations, and volunteer lawyers and doctors, traveled to Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico to visit the Benito Juarez Shelter. Outside of Benito Juarez, there are posters and art. At the shelter, men, women, and children are camped together in alarmingly poor conditions. At one point, Benito Juarez held over 6,000 people. The Mexican government has moved thousands of people to another shelter outside of Tijuana [...]

Seeking Refuge – Life in a Migrant Encampment2019-07-31T15:58:18+00:00