The need for volunteers on the ground in Tijuana – specifically legal professionals – is dire and urgent.
As 7,000+ refugee children, elders and individuals flee widespread political persecution, gang violence and discrimination from Central America in the largest caravan in decades, it is vital that we, as a legal community, come together and provide immediate and concrete legal support for the people seeking asylum in our country. The U.S. government is attempting to deny the right to asylum and has been violating U.S. and international law. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is denying asylum seekers their right to request asylum and is illegally restricting the asylum application process. There is a tremendous need during this rapidly changing humanitarian crisis for asylum seekers to receive accurate legal information on US immigration law and the asylum process. Our vision is to ensure that every individual seeking asylum at the border understands their rights.