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Stand with the migrant caravan

While the Trump administration exploited the caravan to advance its anti-immigrant agenda, AFSC organized a very different response.

In October 2018, caravans of migrants began traveling north from Central America. The groups included people of all ages, including families and children – many of whom are escaping violence and poverty and seeking asylum in the U.S. and Mexico. 

While the Trump administration exploited the caravan to advance its anti-immigrant agenda, AFSC organized a very different response. With support from communities across the country: 

Thank you to all of our supporters who made this possible!

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A message of thanks

Watch AFSC's Douglas Juarez share how generous AFSC supporters helped us respond to the migrant caravan.

Huffington Post

Loves Knows No Borders: A moral call for migrant justice

AFSC and partners organized a nonviolent direct action at the border and more than 70 cities across the country organized local events in solidarity. 


Hear from Bryan, a migrant caravan participant

Bryan is a DACA recipient who was deported to Guatemala after living in the U.S. for 22 years.


Why the U.S. should welcome all migrants with compassion and humanity

As we push back against xenophobic policies designed to keep people out of the U.S., it’s crucial to recognize our own government’s part in forcing people to flee. 


How to talk about the migrant caravan

Here’s how you should talk about the migrant caravan to avoid reinforcing Trump's harmful messages.


A report from the migrant caravan

AFSC's Kerri Kennedy shares her experience traveling to Mexico City to meet with people in the caravans. 


Update: Migrant caravan emergency response

Thanks to AFSC supporters, our response to the caravan is underway – one that recognizes our shared humanity and is grounded in kindness and compassion.

Press release

AFSC speaks out against border militarization and Trump's attacks on asylum

Treating our communities like war zones by deploying additional military personnel to the southern border is a heavy-handed approach that endangers the rights of migrants and residents of border communities.

Acting in Faith

The freedom to seek sanctuary

AFSC's Lucy Duncan offers a Quaker perspective on the migrant caravan. 

Press release

Advocates travel to border to support migrant caravan

“Our presence is important in order to document and expose the human rights violations that men, women, and children are facing as they try to pass through Mexico,” said AFSC's David Tobasura.