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Our Statement on Migrant Flights From Texas, Florida

September 16, 2022


The 5ive Pillars Organization continues to monitor reports of migrants being bussed and flown across state lines from Texas and Florida. While we are unable to identify any cases in the local San Francisco Bay Area as of September 16, 2022, our regional partners have reported migrants being flown into Sacramento International Airport.


The reports of migrants being flown to Martha’s Vineyard and the Vice President’s residence are deeply concerning to us all at The 5ive Pillars Organization. Such actions are not in line with our mission of sympathy and compassion for newcomers.


While we express our disappointment with the leaders of Texas and Florida over these practices, we are grateful to the receiving communities at Martha’s Vineyard for their welcoming response to new arrivals. The migrants include families, children, and women; these groups are vulnerable populations who are in need of careful attention.


We stand with our regional partners across Northern California who have been responding to this crisis and are prepared to assist in any way we can.


Our organization has assisted Afghan newcomers across Northern California, from the

East Bay to Sacramento and beyond; we are prepared to help others in keeping with our mission of unity and service.