Report from the Border with Jim McKeever and Nina Wickett
October 21, 2021 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Central New Yorkers Jim McKeever and Nina Wickett spent about 10 days in September at the US southern border, working with migrants and advocacy groups in Tijuana and in San Diego. They will share their experiences, including working alongside migrants in a community kitchen in Tijuana, putting a recently released ICE detainee on a flight to reunite with his wife after 2 1/2 years, and delivering food to asylum seekers in a San Diego hotel. The US-Mexico border is not “closed” — that applies only to migrants seeking their legal right to asylum. Jim and Nina crossed on foot from Mexico into the U.S. several times, and were never asked for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. The lives of thousands of men, women and children living in shelters and on the streets in Tijuana and other cities in Mexico are at the mercy of politicians — many of whom likely have never set foot anywhere near the border except for a photo op.
For your safety, all those in attendance must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. Attendance is limited to 30 people.