Locals donate goods for migrant families

San Diegans Donate Toiletries And Clothes For Migrant Families

While opponents are gearing up to protest the next group of immigrants coming to San Diego, supporters are donating items to help the families out.

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SAN DIEGO – The next flight carrying undocumented immigrants from Central America is expected to land in San Diego Monday.

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.

“We will stand firm for the Unites States of America to remain  the United States of America and not the United States of the world,” Lynes said.
She has spear headed many of the rallies in the past week in Murrieta. She said many Murrieta residents are prepared to rally every 72 hours, for as long as it takes.
“[The immigration crisis] is a federal problem gone a muck that has been dropped at a local level and we are not prepared, or do we have the infrastructure to take care of this form of invasion,” Lynes said.



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