Mexicans seek donations for unaccompanied child migrants to US

International border at Tijuana and San Diego.
In Tijuana, the city in Baja California just south of the international border from San Diego, California, concerned citizens are gathering clothes, toys and other gifts for unaccompanied children migrating to the United States.
 
Enrique Morones Careaga, who leads an immigrant support group called Angeles de la Frontera (Border Angels) said on July 12, "We are heading up an effort here in the region to give them lodging, food, clothing, toys: we have received more than 40 tons of goods and we are very grateful." His statement followed a gathering of Mexicans and Americans in a park at the foot of a well-known lighthouse. Morones Careaga stressed the importance of offering charity to needy youngsters who are travelling alone.
 
Donations are being kept at local Unitarian Universalist church. Morones Careaga said that his group is seeking donations of toys and backpacks.
 
"Racism and ignorance are a disease and one must act intelligently and with love because we know that the great majority of people support our children and brother migrants," he said.  


Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. He is also a freelance translator.

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