CLUE Prepares for More Migrant Support in 2024

During the past month, CLUE and the LA Welcomes Collective have continued to anticipate and prepare for the buses expected to bring migrants to Los Angeles from Texas. 

Fortunately, Texas has not put busloads of people in harm’s way during the recent storms and flooding, and fewer crossings have been reported at the border during this time as well.

But we know that more will be arriving and they will need our help.

We have used this short respite to prepare, and have accumulated items for children and babies through the generosity of CLUE’s partner congregations.

CLUE is now growing an inventory for LAWC of difficult-to-obtain baby items: formula, bottles, car seats and strollers as well as more toys to bring joy to the children. 

Some of these donations are also being shared with families that arrive in LA via the California border and enroll for casework with our partner organizations CARECEN and CHIRLA.  They are grateful for CLUE’s efforts that help them serve these newly-arrived families.

If you would like to organize a drive or make a donation, email [email protected].

CLUE Brings Interfaith Leaders Together to Strengthen Efforts

On February 9th, CLUE held an Interfaith Leadership Gathering at St. John’s Episcopal Church to connect everyone’s efforts and explore more ways that we can work together to do more to support migrants. 

CLUE is now organizing a major push to enlist more congregations to offer space and support for establishing shelters, both short- and mid-term. 

CLUE’s new organizer for Immigration, Sithy Bin, is working with several church leaders to help coordinate and support their efforts to get these facilities up and running so that they will be available for overnight housing at short notice when buses arrive.

This work is ongoing and you can help! Email Sithy at [email protected] to volunteer for a work day at a planned shelter site or offer to participate in other ways