Every year hundreds of thousands of people (many years well over 1 million) are apprehended on our southern border and taken into custody. For those migrants who are deported we support the local shelter C.A.M.E. (Centro de Atención al Migrante Exodus). With nowhere else to turn, C.A.M.E. is many migrants’ only hope for medical care, food, clothing and a safe return to their families.
Their stories are horrific. C.A.M.E.’s work is vital.
This international effort is an unprecedented cross-border alliance between American and Mexican volunteers. These search and rescue groups join forces on the southern border to find missing and deceased migrants. This program includes DNA testing remains and returning them to their origins – ending the nightmare of families and friends not knowing.
Labeled as America’s “Killing Fields” it is estimated that 3,000 to 4,000 immigrants die on the border each year in search of a better life.
Their stories are horrific. Los Halcones’ work is vital.