We are a coalition of 5 activists who call ourselves MA Border Support, named after our friend MA.
We met MA at the border last December and know him as an activist, community organizer, and caring friend, who since fleeing persecution in Honduras has not stopped trying to help others in his situation.
MA is currently at an ICE detention center that is notoriously cruel to asylum seekers, and he is need of legal support for his asylum case. We are raising money to pay a lawyer to provide this support. Read more about his story below.
MA is a 23-year-old fleeing persecution by the Honduran government on the basis of his political beliefs and involvement in both the student movement at a university in Honduras.
M.A was one of the leaders of the student movement at his university and as his fellow student organizers were targeted and killed for their political activism he grew more afraid for his life.
After receiving countless death threats, he made the decision to flee Honduras and thus began his organizing with the Central American Mass Exodus. M.A became a key leader in the Central American Mass Exodus from Tegucigalpa to Tijuana, Mexico, and he supported the planning of transport routes and coordination of the 'caravan' itself.
After walking 2,900 miles to the U.S-Mexico border, M.A grew his leadership skills through presenting at press conferences on behalf of asylum seekers in Tijuana and received direct support from many other organizers across the world.
While being housed in the largest shelter in Tijuana, he played a key role in opening the Autonomous Kitchen that continues to support the migrant community in the shelter and provides fresh food, clean water, emergency housing, and access to other donations to families and children.
MA presented himself at the border in January 2019 and he has been in detention ever since.
He has been transferred to detention centers across the Southern U.S., and is currently being detained in a southern state that is notorious for being cruel to asylum seekers.