Greetings from the U. S. Mexico border… Again
Greetings and love from Juarez (across the border from El Paso) where Janet and I are performing in the shelters for Migrants. We have done six shows these first three days for about 750 migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
In one of the shelters in El Paso, one of the families, who had been granted asylum, got word they were not able to leave that night on a bus to join their family members who live in the US. They would be delayed for a few more days. The mom went outside to tell their son they would not be leaving that night. She was worried he was going to be upset. When she told him, he said, comforting his mom, “It’s alright mom, at least we are safe.”
Being safe and able “to breath free” is what these migrants are hoping for. They have often walked a thousand miles to find safety from the murderous violence in their home countries. Only 8 out of a 100 will be granted asylum in the US. We have been mostly performing for those who now have to wait in shelters and encampments in Mexico for their asylum hearing, often months away.
It is such a gift to be able to bring a bit of love, laughter, magic and hope to these desperate people hoping to find a new life of opportunity and security in the US.
Much love and gratitude to all of you who help support these
trips to the Border and to other places in the world that need a bit of magic and hope. Muchas Gracias!
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