We have thousands of aid volunteers flooding into #Tijuana right now. Millions of dollars floating about, being vacuumed in by NGO’s and American Non-Profs, an obscene amount of capital and social currency circulating above the reach of the people of the caravan,...
... our Central American Exodus Community.

All the while, virtually no Politcal Organizing here, in TJ. With the exception of the righteous work of the people participating in the Hunger Strike, currently underway (Btw: how many news articles have you read about that?),...
... and the atrocious, external, San Diego based organizing, that led women and children into the cross hairs of the US Border Patrol, two Sundays ago... but no one here has reached out, directly to the impacted communities on the ground, in the encampments,...
... to listen to their complaints, regarding their treatment, by the Mexican Human Rights Commission, CNDH. A State organization that seems, all too heavily invested in facilitating so-called, “voluntary deportations”. (...)
... While completely disregarding the social justice conditions, repression, and human & civil rights violations happening inside the encampments right now. (...)
... Folks like Enclave Caracol are doing really wonderful work, but they’re spread thin. (...)
... And their work is about food— nourishing vulnerable bodies with good food and connecting people with resources, aid, and serving, as a coalescing community hub. Logistics orientation, if you will. Which is super valuable, especially in this chaos. (...)
... But many out of town folks are very confused about, what the aid & migrant support roles are here, with the different organizations. In #Tijuana
... The Shelters are shelters. And they have their limits, many are also faith based, with that scope and capacity. Aid is mostly material, and short term.
(...)
... Legal! Oh, lord. We have hundreds of lawyers right now, and more flooding into #Tijuana. But, damn, are they hard to find too. And, many are not even aware of each other. Also, please note, the lawyers are NOT activists. (...)
... They’re here to provide legal clinics and counsel, regarding ASYLUM and Legal Procedures.

But, please keep in mind, that most, MOST of the people in the Migrant Caravan will very likely, NOT qualify for Asylum. (...)
... That’s not to say, that their lives aren’t in extreme danger back in their home countries. But the Asylum laws in the US are built for severe exclusion, not exceptions, and are politically motivated. (...)
... And that, dear Solidarity Fam, brings me back, full circle, to my original point, in this Twitter thesis: We Need Political Organizing in Tijuana. (...)
... Because, as a Honduran Journalist Compañero has been saying, over and over, to almost deaf ears: “La Salida Va Ser Política, No Jurídica.”

Yes, that’s right, the way out will be Political, not Judicial! (...)
... The widest gate of relief, for our #CentralAmericanExodus Family, and the one we must help to create, can only be widened by social justice Political Organizing, AND it must be done with their collaboration and input. (...)
... Not only, on their behalf. That’s not only offensive, but also colonizing and demoralizing.

So, if you’re here, in TJ, and you want to support social justice for our Asylum Seekers, to help uplift their voices, and AUTONOMY, as a political migrant identity, ...
... please begin to plug into affinity groups and orgs with that framework and practice centered in their mission statement— and backed up by their actions. If you don’t know of such groups, then let’s begin one now. Yes, now. (...)
... If you’re back in the USA, please do the same with your solidarity support actions and organizing.

Thank you. 🙏🏽💜🐚 | #MigrantCaravan #Asylumseekers #Tijuana
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