“It was painful how hungry we were.”
“I begged for water for my daughter but the officials wouldn’t give her any.”
“The temperature was extremely cold. Children were crying all the time. Human heat was not enough to warm the babies.”
Each year in U.S. immigration detention facilities, 90,000 children are systematically deprived of food, water and basic medical care, and exposed to extreme temperatures and unsanitary conditions.
Recent reports say that the number of children being held in detention is higher than ever.
Project Lifeline is partnering with White Coats and White Collars (an organization of doctors and faith leaders) in a caravan to the Customs & Border Patrol Ursula Detention Center in McAllen, Texas.
Travelers will carry food, water, and blankets for those being held in the center. (If center officials will not accept the donations, they will be given to a relief organization.)
Members of the public are invited to join the caravan, which will leave from the University of the Incarnate Word the morning of Saturday, September 29. Click here for more information.
Organizers are asking for help securing buses and vans, and for donations of blankets.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, leaving at 8 a.m.
MEET AT: UIW McDermott Convocation Center parking lot, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio (campus map between 45 & 47)
TRAVEL TO: Customs & Border Patrol Ursula Detention Center, McAllen
To join the caravan, click here to RSVP NOW.