CBN works in Missouri as members of the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates lobbying for in-state tuition for Dreamers who are DACA recipients and against the criminalization of the undocumented. We do Know Your Rights trainings in Spanish to help immigrants protect themselves from police and ICE and have worked to build support for a Safe and Welcoming Cities Ordinance and Municipal ID in Kansas City Kansas. We support the work of the Kansas-Missouri Dream Alliance and COSECHA for a clean Dream Act pressuring Congress to give a path to citizenship for people brought to this country without authorization as children and not to add on provisions for a border wall or increased policing of the border or internally in the U.S.
Cross Border Network has, since September, 2016 supported the Garcia Zelaya family seeking asylum after their father and husband was assassinated in March, 2016. The family were members of COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) involved in helping a group of poor farmers keep land that was being stolen by a corrupt mayor. The mother and four children were forced to flee after the MS13 gang member who killed Nelson Garcia was arrested, and the gang threatened them with death, but the government failed to protect them. CBN has hosted them, found resources for them and helped build their case.