STAND WITH MIGRANT FAMILIES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS
Donate today and with your support HIP can ensure that children, families, youth, LGBTQI, and all asylum seekers have a just environment for human mobility in Central America, Mexico and the United States: one where those who don’t wish to migrate have the right to stay in their countries of origin, and where those who do migrate, are able to migrate safely, are welcomed in their new countries, and have the resources to succeed.
Just over one year after the launch of our Family Unity Fund, we continue to witness the erosion of the rights and human dignity of many vulnerable people, especially those seeking asylum and the opportunity for a better life in the U.S.
We continue to witness undocumented immigrants locked in cages along the U.S.-Mexico border, and asylum seekers criminalized for fleeing poverty, intimidation, and the spreading impacts of climate change. The Trump administration’s ham-fisted efforts to implement their anti-immigration policy have meant that on any given day, over 30,000 people are held in the custody of Border Patrol alone. The so-called “zero tolerance” policy, where young children were stripped from their parents’ protective arms, impacted at least 3,000 children, though according to news outlets the full number may never be known. While the policy has officially ended, the saga is far from over: those who have been reunited still face uncertainty over their fates as well as lasting effects of trauma, while some children are still separated and may never be returned to their parents. In January 2019, DHS quietly rolled out “Migrant Protection Protocols,” which forces some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases are processed, effectively preventing access to legal aid or social services largely necessary to navigate the U.S. asylum system. This so called “Remain in Mexico” agreement between the U.S. and Mexico has already and will continue to increase the need for adequate shelter and mental health services for asylum seekers in Mexico.
HIP, together with our funder and grantee partners, is working to transform the reality for migrants - from one of violence and insecurity to one where safety and dignity is found. Our support aims to address the root causes of forced migration and emergency needs along the migration route, and correct systems failures impacting immigrant communities.
- Channeling funds to frontline organizations meeting the legal, health, and emergency needs of migrants. So far, HIP has raised over $3.2 million to support organizations providing legal and family reunification work, health and wellbeing support, and meeting the most urgent humanitarian needs of migrants on both sides of the border. Funds also support longer-term, systems change work.
- Raising awareness and informing partners through webinars and briefings on immigration and U.S. asylum policy and funding strategies, and leading delegations to the U.S./Mexico border to hear from the lived experience of migrants, service providers, and community members. Our delegations last year brought together more than 65 funders and nonprofit leaders from the U.S. and Mexico, with the goal of mobilizing transnational support and a coordinated philanthropic response to organizations across the region. Learn more.
- Addressing the roots of forced migration and ensuring safe migration. HIP has integrated the Central America and Mexico Migration Alliance (CAMMINA) into its work in order to comprehensively address the causes of migration, including violence and instability in immigrants’ countries of origin and the need to protect the basic rights of migrants and asylum seekers along migrant routes and points of destination.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Your support is critical to organizations directly serving the children, families and individuals who have been severely impacted by damaging immigration policies.
Donate today to help the most vulnerable migrants and asylum seekers receive immediate and long-term support from organizations like those we’ve listed below.
- Cristosal - Accompanies forced displacement victims in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to provide protection when they need it most, repair the lingering effects of human rights violations, and build human rights environments where peace is possible. San Salvador, El Salvador
- Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración (IMUMI) - Promotes the rights of women in migration within the Mexican context, whether they live in their communities of origin, are in transit through Mexican territory, or live in Mexico or the United States. Mexico City, Mexico
- Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) - Supports children and families with legal services and transportation as they navigate the immigration and asylum-seeking process. CLINIC also refers clients to necessary mental and physical health services. Multiple locations, United States
- Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Matías de Córdova - Promotes, shares and defends the human rights of migrants through litigation, political and media advocacy, and training and migration management in order to establish legal precedents that generate a change in public policies that, in turn, contribute to the minimization or eradication of human rights violations. Tapachula, Mexico
- Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción, A.C. (DHIA) - In the U.S and Mexico, defends the human rights of adults in transit and in detention and repatriation situations; and also protects the rights of children and adolescent migrants, those in transit, and those seeking asylum. Juarez, Mexico
- Immigrant Defenders Law Center - Defends immigrant communities against injustices in the legal system, including providing legal support to asylum seekers impacted by “Remain in Mexico” policies. Los Angeles, California
- Latin American Working Group (LAWG) - In close coordination with civil society partners in Latin America, mobilizes concerned citizens, organizations, and networks to call for just U.S. policies towards Latin America and the Caribbean; and educates the public about the impact of U.S. foreign and immigration policy and advocates before the U.S. Congress and the executive branch. Washington, DC
LET IMMIGRANTS & ASYLUM SEEKERS KNOW YOU STAND WITH THEM.
Please note: Your donation will go directly to organizations providing long-term support to immigrants and families. HIPGive does not charge an administrative fee to transfer the funds, and all U.S. donations are tax deductible. Please contact Amalia Brindis Delgado firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on our grantee partners.