A group of six asylum seekers from the #SaveAsylum Coalition sat down with Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s staff last Wednesday, August 18, to share their stories and call for the repeal of Title 42, the reinstatement of asylum access, and oversight and accountability for CBP abuse. READ full press release here.
Read more about how KBI kept its doors open amidst the pandemic and key moments such as the inauguration of our new Migrant Aid Shelter in March and the Children’s March in October in our Annual Report. DOWNLOAD report here: KBI-2020-AnnualReport-E.
Excerpt: “The purpose of this report is to provide a snapshot of what occurs at the border and to press for external oversight to end CBP’s systemic culture of abuse of migrants. As members of Congress continue to push for increased funding for CBP as a response to asylum seekers arriving at the US-Mexico border, and the Biden Administration increasingly relies on CBP to do the work of asylum officers and trained Health and Human Services (HHS) employees, this report demonstrates that CBP is not the appropriate agency to channel migrants due process afforded them by asylum law, and rather is woefully inadequate is such a role.”
READ & DOWNLOAD ENTIRE REPORT HERE: KINO-NETWORK CBP Abuses consolidated
Migrants from the bi-national #SaveAsylum Coalition gathered July 28th to demand the Biden Administration to restore access to asylum for migrants forced to wait in Mexico. Asylum seekers waiting in Nogales, Sonora spoke to the press about the damaging toll Title 42 has had on their lives.
READ full press release here.
This month we give our deepest appreciation and gratitude as we bid farewell to beloved team members, Deacon Javier Fierro and Sister Cecilia Lopez Arias. We thank them for always showing kindness, sharing their wisdom, and leaving their mark at KBI and in each of our hearts. We wish them many blessings as they embark on their new path.