Meantime, the non-profit organization, Border Angels, has been inundated with donations for the migrant families. They’ve been receiving non-perishable food, clothes, toys and toiletries. At their headquarters in Sherman Heights Sunday, a mound of donations sat on the front step. It is open Monday through Friday between 10a – 6p.
Lisa Preciado and Vanessa Flores of San Diego dropped off toiletries and children’s clothing. They said they are constantly thinking of the children.
“[The children] don’t have a choice. It’s either, kidnap, murder, rape, beaten, joining the drug trafficking ring,” Flores explained. “I would do anything to save my kids. And if it meant me doing something illegal and coming to a country where I could have some sort of hope and at least a little bit of safety, I would do it for my kids.”
In Murrieta, Patrice Lynes, has organized a rally to take place Monday on Monrose Avenue where their Border Patrol facility is located.