TL;DR: Background check your volunteers. Find people solely to be speaking with refugees, as a friend, on the regular. Combat the dangerous and hateful rhetoric being perpetrated by the Right-wing and the President. “Doing the most good,” doesnt look like enough.
A White Egret catches breakfast along a canal in West Yuma, Arizona.
Not sure if you’re doing the right thing? Well, find someone that’s “doing the right thing” and tell them what you’re doing. Their response may surprise you. This is my story about that from Yuma.
View the photo highlight-reel of my backpacking journey from El Paso, TX to Yuma, AZ. Learn why I did it and why I’ll be in Yuma for another three months. Enjoy; leave a comment.
Today, I was offered a ride from an off-duty Border Patrol agent. Naturally, I accepted and asked for an interview. Here’s the gist of the conversation; attribution redacted.