Jacqueline Arellano helps migrants survive the border
Episode 15 // February 1, 2018: As a volunteer director at Border Angels, or Angeles de la Frontera, Jacqueline manages a project that might seem simple...but helps save thousands of migrant lives. She leads trips called “water drops,” leaving water jugs along immigration routes in the California desert. To give some context on just how important that work is, about 9,000 migrants have died crossing the border since the mid-1990s, and health risks like dehydration pose a major threat along a dangerous journey.
In this episode, Jacqueline tells the emotional reasons why she got involved with Border Angels, and how her volunteer work has changed her life.
Samantha Gattsek provided audio editing for this episode.