San Diego State students and faculty and members of the San Diego community formed Detainee Allies, a grassroots organization communicating with migrants and refugees through letters since July 2018. The detainees come from Latin American countries such as Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela and Brazil, and even from as far away as Cameroon, Eritrea and China. The letters have been made available through a new SDSU library archive.
Sam Orndorff, a geography master’s student, said he decided to volunteer because human rights are something he cares about.
“For me, the bottom line is no one should be in detention for running for their lives,” Orndorff said. “And the majority of the letters, that is the case. They’re fleeing extreme violence.”
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