Joliette is a punk band from Puebla, Mexico. They've toured quite literally all over the world over the past 7 years, and are one of Mexico's foundational punk bands, consistently bringing some of the best bands in the US on tours through Mexico and making a name for themselves across the globe through constant touring.
They were just about to wrap up a small run of West coast + Canadian dates with bands Nuvolascura, Senza, and Elle when they were attempting to re-enter the US yesterday after their Vancouver show on May 31st.
Well, yesterday (June 3rd) Border patrol stopped the band from crossing back into the states and ended up questioning them for nearly 4 hours before deciding to deny them access back into the US and banning their Visas from entry to the US for the next FIVE years.
Right now, the band is currently holed up near Vancouver, Canada until they can find a way back home.
A friend has graciously offered to return their rented vehicle back to San Diego, which is expected to cost close to $1,000 between gas and rental fees, and they now have the financial burden of covering travel expenses for six people and all of their gear + merch, including flights, and any sort of meals they can scrounge up in the meantime, among other various travel expenses, estimated at roughly a minimum of $2,000.
Not to mention missing out on 6 more shows on their current run of tour dates down the west coast, and a gigantic US tour that was supposed to happen this fall. They're simply hoping to cover travel expenses and help the band from going further into debt from this unfortunate situation.
Recap of Estimated expenses:
$2,000 to cover flights, food, and extra expenses for 6 people, including gear, merch, and personal belongings from Vancouver to Mexico City.
$1,000 to cover expenses and gas for the rental car a friend will return to San Diego from Vancouver.
All funds raised from this campaign will go directly to the band. Any help would be greatly appreciated, even if it's just sharing this campaign. Let's get these caring souls back home safe.
Additional ways to help:
PayPal donations can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital downloads can be purchased from their bandcamp page: https://joliette.bandcamp.com/