Moms for America took a Caravan of Moms to the Border
Protecting our borders is something that is of grave concern to mothers on both sides of the border. As the “caravan” of men from foreign countries attempted to invade our borders, we heard from moms across the country expressing their fears and concerns. No one is covering the moms’ view in the news. No one is even asking moms what they think about the “caravan,” or how it effects the women and children on the other side of the border. So we did!
On November 4th, Moms for America hosted a Caravan of moms to go to the border and see for ourselves what is going on. Moms from 15 states met with local moms in McAllen, Texas to share their concerns with the lack of border security and the mob of men invading our southern communities. Several moms from media and various organizations joined us to get the mom’s view on the border issue.
The Moms Caravan was organized by Moms for America and completely funded by a generous donor to Moms for America to cover the cost of the trip. Knowing the media is NOT reporting the truth, we took our own video crew to the Border with us to document our experience and interview the moms who live on the border and face the threat everyday. The interviews can be viewed on our YouTube Channel. As one author said, when you begin any sentence with “As A Mom” the conversation changes. Its time to change the conversation. Its time to get the Mom View!
This issue is so serious to us that we went BACK to the BORDER in mid February, 2019. This time we visited the moms of El Paso. We encourage you to click on the "View Videos" tab above to hear the hearts of the moms (and one dad) we spoke with while there.
It is Mothers and Children Who Are Hurt the Most by Not Securing Our Borders
Every time we told someone we were going to the border the first thing they said was “Be careful.” Well what about the mothers who live on the border? No one is talking about the mothers living in fear in border communities wondering if and when a mass mob of men will come through their property; wondering if their children will be safe. No one is talking about the women and children left behind by these men or those traveling with the men. The fact is, it is mothers and children who are hurt the most by not securing our borders—mothers and children on both sides of the border. We are aiding and abetting drug cartels, rapists, and human traffickers by not securing our borders. When we don’t secure our borders, we endanger women and children by creating an industry for ruthless men to take advantage of them. No one is talking about that.
Who’s Protecting the Women and Children?
Message from Kimberly Fletcher (President, Moms for America)
In 2007, I went to the border in Nogales, Arizona to find out for myself what was really going on at the border and what I saw literally shocked me. I saw first-hand the rape trees where human traffickers leave their “trophies” of women’s underwear after they are raped. I saw acres of desert covered with trash and debris from back packs and clothes to water bottles. I witnessed drug runners speeding in a van right past the house of the family I was staying with, followed by border patrol cars. But the most heart-wrenching part of my trip was the conversation I had with the mother from across the border who met me late at night in the cover of darkness with one message, “We want our men back.”
This mother braved the journey to the border to tell me the story of her town. She said the men leave them for America to get jobs. For a time they send money back to help the family. But then, in too many cases, the money stops and many of the men marry, start families in the United States and completely abandon the families they left behind. The mother told me the town she lives in is run by drug cartels. When the men leave, the women are forced to work to provide for their children, leaving the children powerless against the cartels who relentlessly intimidate them into running drugs and being brutalized if they don’t. The words of this anguished mother continue to ring through my ears, “We want our men back.”
As I witnessed the “Caravan” of men flooding our borders I immediately thought of the women and children being left behind, vulnerable to the violence and left to fend for themselves in an economic depression. The men who could protect and provide for them have abandoned them. No one is talking about that.
Share Your Story!
Email us at Moms@MomsForAmerica.us and share your concerns, suggestions, and story with us. We will share them with Elected Officials and post them on our website. The more moms they hear from, the more they will listen!