It’s Not a Solution, but There Is a Positive Side to the Immigration Issue

This group of Texas volunteers has opened their hearts to families and individuals trying to enter the United States legally.

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Team Brownsville provides four programs and delivers assistance at two locations: La Plaza at the Brownsville Bus Station and the Gateway International Bridge Plaza mentioned above.

#1 and 2: Breakfast and Dinner at the Bridge

Asylum seekers come from South and Central America to Brownsville to apply for asylum in the United States. They notify the U.S. and are then sent back across the Gateway Bridge to wait in the concrete plaza in Matamoros.

#3: Escuelita de la Banqueta

The Sidewalk School provides children with basic instruction in English, math, geography, social studies, music, and other subjects. Four to five teachers teach 10–15 mini-lessons each.

#4: Assistance at the Bus Station

Assistance is provided in the form of supplies such as diapers, wipes, sanitary napkins, shoelaces, belts, coloring books and crayons, and small soft toys and dolls.

Dignity Village

Dignity Village is a project with the Mexican government, Team Brownsville, and other non-profits to upgrade living conditions from tents to hard-walled structures. Until December 2019, thousands of asylum seekers lived in slum-like conditions in Mexican border towns.

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Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.

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