US Border Crisis
Learn More About Seeking Asylum at the US/Mexico Border
Violence and persecution by organized crime groups have forced many people from countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to seek international protection. The COVID-19 pandemic and related public health regulations have only worsened conditions for asylum-seekers. Prevented from petitioning for asylum in the US, many face severely overcrowded detention centers in Mexico with inadequate access to basic human necessities such as water, electricity, and natural light. In addition, March 2021 saw the highest number of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the border.
In partnership with JRS/Mexico, we aim to reduce suffering, improve mental health and psychosocial wellbeing, and to decrease violations to the legal rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and other displaced people in the Cd. Juarez and El Paso region. JRS will provide information, support, and other legal and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services.
Take Action Now
Your gift to JRS/USA will help create opportunities for education, health, protection, and self-reliance for our brothers and sisters who have been forced to flee their homes.
You can also provide support by urging your policymakers to restore asylum at the border and demonstrate US leadership in protecting the most vulnerable among us.