KBI is seeking a Development Coordinator to join the team: This is an excellent opportunity for someone with administrative skills and experience who would like to grow into a professional fund development role. Read the full job description here
Applications for summer and fall volunteer positions are still open: Kino Border Initiative thrives because of the dedication and solidarity of volunteers from both sides of the border. For more information click here.
Congratulations to Lucas Sharma, S.J. for being ordained as a priest! Lucas spent a couple of months volunteering for KBI while in formation. We wish him the very best.
May 16, 2022: KBI and migrants convene with Mexican and U.S. officials KBI’s Director of Education and Advocacy, Pedro De Velasco, facilitates a meeting between U.S. and Mexican authorities, affected migrants and advocates to discuss strengthening infrastructure and social safety nets for migrants creating temporary lives at the border as they wait for an asylum process to restart.
May 23, 2022: Migrants hold vigil on the announced date of the suspension of Title 42 On Monday, May 23rd, the date that the Biden administration announced at the beginning of April as the termination date of Title 42, hundreds of asylum seekers held a protest vigil to collectively mourn the continuation of the policy that denies them their right to seek protection. Migrants shared testimonies, prayed, sang, and held posters that read “We are all human” and “Asylum is not illegal. It is our right.” The migrant organizers stated that the purpose of the vigil was to gather as a migrant community on this “significant date where we believed that Title 42 would be lifted.” Guadalupe, migrant leader, continues, “This news affects all of us in different ways, mainly emotionally…This vigil is to ask for the help of God to touch and move the hearts of the judges and officials who have in their hands the decision to change the law. The Biden administration has not fulfilled its promises made to migrants. So we invite you to participate in this vigil to express everything you feel, so that they listen to us. So that they understand how this is affecting us.”
June 8, 2022: KBI hosts our annual “Paseo” to appreciate our volunteers: This year we were able to convene in-person after two years of social distancing. Staff and volunteers ate carne asada tacos, danced , and spent time together in community. >
Congratulations to KBI’s Director of Education and Advocacy, Pedro De Velasco, for being appointed to the State Council for Attention to Migrants in Sonora, MX. Together with other Mexican authorities they will work together to provide better services and support for the regional migrant population.