Yonathan Moya grew up on the U.S./Mexico border and sought out a way to tell the stories of the people living there. Following a nine-day photographic journey in 2017, he launched an organization supporting families along the border. Border Perspective leads service-learning trips along the south Texas border to provide opportunities to support local immigrant ministries and to better understand the complexity of immigration.
In this episode, Yonathan and Branden discuss what’s currently happening at the U.S./Mexico border, the nuanced and complex historical and political contexts of immigration, and opportunities to create solutions.
Guest: Yonathan Moya, executive director of Border Perspective
Learn more about Border Perspective’s work on their website, follow @borderperspective and @yonathanmoya on Instagram, and donate to Yonathan’s father’s memorial fund
Show your support:
- Buy something from Border Perspective's Amazon Wish List to provide humanitarian relief to migrant families at the border.
- Volunteer with Border Perspective to support shelters that are overwhelmed by vulnerable migrant families navigating a lawful immigration process.
- Volunteer with Catholic Charities to care for unaccompanied minors in San Antonio.
- Take action through RAICES, the largest immigration legal services nonprofit in Texas.
- Donate to the United Nations Refugee Agency to support their work in solving the root causes within Central America that cause people to flee.
- Contact your representatives and tell them you want to see immigration reform that 1) respects people’s dignity and rights, 2) responds to both short-term and long-term problems, and 3) creates infrastructure that allows for a fair immigration process. Call 1-844-USA-0234 and enter your zip code to be connected with your representatives, or text RESIST to 50409.
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