Migrant Protest at Gateway International Bridge

A peaceful protest by migrants seeking information about their asylum claims led the Mexican military to close the Gateway International Bridge—connecting Matamoros and Brownsville —to all traffic for a 24-hour period. The process is completely opaque. People seeking asylum in the U.S. do not understand the process or what to expect, and in many cases,…

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October 23, 2019 | by

People With Big Hearts and Open Minds Are Helping

Elisa Filippone, an activist with Angry Tias and Abuelas, crosses the U.S.-Mexico border almost every single day to distribute food and clothing to those waiting for a chance to enter the country. She’s both humanitarian and hero. “This community (Brownsville) is angry because what we’re doing at the bridges shouldn’t be happening,” Filippone says. “Before…

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August 29, 2019 | by

Team Brownsville Featured In Texas Observer

Our community is in crisis. The federal government’s lack of response at the border has left already desperate people alone, homeless, and hungry. Members of our community who can not stand by and watch are working overtime to bring relief to the refugees. Here is more from the Texas Observer: Since last summer, Team Brownsville…

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August 10, 2019 | by