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Crowdfunder: Raising aid for border refuge that helps the deported

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Campaign: Casa del Migrante Shelter Fundraiser

With almost 1,000 people being deported daily, migrant shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border are crucial in the battle against abuses towards migrants.

Oftentimes migrants are deported into Mexico with no money and no way to get back home. Casa del Migrante, a migrant shelter in Tijuana, provides these migrants with many services, including shelter, meals, first aid, spiritual help, counseling, legal services, job training and placement.

Casa del Migrante (Tijuana B.C.) was founded in 1987, and is a faith-based non-profit temporary shelter run by the Scalabrinian Priests.

The facility provides assistance to men who have been deported back to Mexico from the United States. The men receive 3 meals a day, a shower, clean clothing, and are allowed to stay at the center for up to 12 days.

Unlike the days of two decades past, when virtually all of the migrants receiving help were people attempting to cross into the U.S. without papers, 87% of the shelter’s clients are deportees from the United States.

Others are refugees from Central America and all regions of Mexico, where violence has driven people to flee.

While they wait to see what their future holds, they need a safe place to stay. Migrants are a vulnerable population, often suffering from kidnappings, extortion, rape, or worse.

The campaign to help Casa del Migrante continue to provide invaluable services has a goal of $3,500 and ends in 35 days.

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