Stand in solidarity with migrants!

Provide direct aid to those most in need!

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Provide direct aid to those most in need!

Our Migrant Solidarity Fund seeks to address the most urgent needs of the migrant community during the COVID-19 crisis. It will help provide direct support in the form of emergency food and housing assistance, urgent medical care, phone and internet assistance, hygiene supplies and PPE, and other critical needs as they arise. Donations support refugees stuck at the border, community members who have been deported to Tijuana, families who were separated at the border, and migrants newly released from detention. Providing legal assistance is often not enough; Al Otro Lado invites you to stand in solidarity with migrant communities on both sides of the border by providing the resources they need to survive and thrive.

Your donations will go towards things like:

Supporting our post-release efforts when a client is released from detention by providing housing, clothing, hygiene supplies, quarantine housing, PPE and transportation.

Providing phones with data plans to immigrants recently released from ICE detention, homeless immigrants, and others, which act as lifelines allowing our clients to connect with legal and social services including job placement.

Buying grocery cards for our clients so that they don’t have to choose between food and other vital needs.

Providing short-term housing to clients recently released from detention and medically vulnerable families so that they may safely quarantine and practice social distancing.

Providing short-term rent assistance to clients that have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 or are on the brink of experiencing houselessness.

Paying for critical medical care and surgery for clients that suffer from debilitating health conditions.

Providing our houseless clients, many of whom live with disabilities and are domestic violence survivors, with access to solar showers, hygiene kits, clothing and food.

Empowering asylum seeking families with newborns trapped at the border with parenting and childhood development classes as well as supplying them with diapers, formula and wipes.

The Migrant Solidarity Fund will also cover unexpected expenses due to unforeseen humanitarian impacts of the ongoing pandemic and natural disasters. Central America, which was recently battered by hurricanes Eta and Iota, is home to several of our clients - parents who were deported without their children during zero tolerance. The aftermath of these hurricanes has shown that it is the most vulnerable communities that suffer the most, yet get the least help.

Your donations go directly to supporting our clients most critical needs as they continue to be disproportionately impacted by this pandemic as well as unjust immigration policies. This is about solidarity, not charity.