The Migri Map is a publicly accessible physical guide and mobile application for Android and IOS devices of humanitarian aid resources in Tijuana, Mexico available to migrants.
This project seeks to effectively and efficiently bridge the great many services and resources available to migrants, deportees and asylum seekers through a binational effort lead by Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana - Ph.D. Candidate at UC Davis, and Danilo Castillo - future lawyer and current Al Otro Lado intern, in collaboration with the Comité Estratégico de Ayuda Humanitaria and the organization Families Belong Together.
We ultimately hope to produce this archive to offer these resources to the groups of interest by disseminating these via an easily accessible format and medium; this archive will also serve as a primary resource for researchers and students interested in understanding the human consequences of contemporary migration policy in the United States. At the same time, the archive can help identify humanitarian aid programs and services of assistance in Tijuana.
We will use this archive to design a guide with resources, a map accessible to multilingual communities, both literate and illiterate populations.
Future projects will surely emerge from this project that will explore some of the areas identified through this preliminary research. More broadly, we hope to use this initial collaboration as a basis to expand this initiative to other border towns and cities in Mexico with a high population of migrants, deportees and asylum seekers such as Mexico City, Tapachula, Chiapas, and Guadalajara, Jalisco.
For more information please visit, migrimap.sitey.me/
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