No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes is not the only organization working to end death and suffering in the US-Mexico borderlands- we are but one member of an extended and ever-growing team of diverse people and initiatives doing this important work. Here are some of the organizations that make up our working partners and friends we work together with in the field.
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Southern Arizona Based:
Protection Network Action Fund
The Protection Network Action Fund (Pronet) is a coalition of 6 grassroots organizations and community members in Tucson, Arizona who are invested in social change. They believe in the power of community organizing led by the people most affected by unjust policing and inhumane policies. They support community organizing by providing emergency legal support and funding for immigrant detainees that are members of grassroots organizations in Tucson.
Southside Workers Center
The Southside Worker Center supports a community of worker-leaders building collective power and raising the standards of worker conditions so that members can take part in dignified work and earn just wages.
Mariposas Sin Fronteras
Mariposas Sin Fronteras is a Tucson, AZ based group that seeks to end the systemic violence and abuse of LGBTQ people held in prison and immigration detention. They envision a society that no longer finds solutions in the system of immigration detention or the prison industrial complex. As they work toward that goal, they support LGBTQ people currently detained in Eloy and Florence Detention Centers through visits, letters, bond support, advocacy, and housing upon freedom from detention.
SOA Watch is a nonviolent grassroots movement working to close the School of the Americas / Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation and similar centers that train state actors such as military, law enforcement and border patrol. They strive to expose, denounce, and end US militarization, oppressive US policies and other forms of state violence in the Americas. They act in solidarity with organizations and movements working for justice and peace throughout the Americas.
People Helping People
People Helping People in the Border Zone (PHP) was founded in 2012 and is based in Arivaca, Arizona. They are an all-volunteer community organization. They work together for the protection of human life, regardless of immigration status. They organize to stop Border Patrol abuse towards the demilitarization of the borderlands.
Humane Borders, motivated by faith and the universal need for kindness, maintains a system of water stations in the Sonoran Desert on routes used by migrants making the perilous journey here on foot. Their primary mission is to save desperate people from a horrible death by dehydration and exposure and to create a just and humane environment in the borderlands. They locate their water stations on government and privately owned land with permission from the landowners.
Samaritans are people of faith and conscience who are responding directly, practically, and passionately to the crisis at the US/ Mexico border. They are a diverse group of volunteers that are united in their desire to relieve suffering among their brothers and sisters and to honor human dignity. Prompted by the mounting deaths among border crossers, they come together to provide food and water, and emergency medical assistance to people crossing the Sonoran Desert. There are active Samaritan groups based in Tucson, Green Valley-Sahuarita, and Ajo.
Kino Border Initiative
The Kino Border Initiative (KBI) is a binational organization that works in the area of migration and is located in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The KBI’s vision is to help make humane, just, workable migration between the U.S. and Mexico a reality. Its mission is to promote US/Mexico border and immigration policies that affirm the dignity of the human person and a spirit of bi-national solidarity through direct humanitarian assistance and accompaniment with migrants, social and pastoral education with communities on both sides of the border and participation in collaborative networks that engage in research and advocacy to transform local, regional, and national immigration policies.
Armadillos del Desierto
Armadillos del Desierto inc is a San Diego based non-profit organization dedicated to the search and rescue of lost migrants in the desert along the border of California and Arizona. Their group is made up of dedicated volunteers who risk their lives in search of our brothers and sisters who are migrating. Many have participated in multiple searches, first aid and the recovery of human remains in the desert of Arizona.
Border Angels is an all volunteer, non-profit organisation that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border. Border Angels engages in community education and awareness programs that include guided trips to the desert to place water along migrant crossing routes as well as to the border to learn about the history of US-Mexico border policy and experience the border fence firsthand.
South Texas Human Rights Center
The South Texas Human Rights Center is a community based organization in Falfurrias, Texas dedicated to the promotion, protection, defense and exercise of human rights and dignity in South Texas. Their mission is to end death and suffering on the Texas/Mexico border through community initiatives.
Pueblos Sin Fronteras
Pueblo Sin Fronteras is a transborder organization made up of human rights defenders of diverse nationality and immigration statuses that promotes accompaniment, humanitarian assistance, leadership development, recognition of human rights, and coordination of know-your-rights training along migrant routes, as well as monitoring and raising awareness of human rights abuses against migrants and refugees in Mexico and the United States. Our accompaniment does not end at the border, it continues in the immigration detention centers of the United States and the communities in Mexico and the US.
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