- Since 1986, Enrique has dedicated his life to the prevention of thousands of migrant deaths that happen on the US-Mexican border.
- Winner of Mexican Human Rights Award in 2009 by President Felipe Calderon as well as Mexico’s Othli’s Award.
- In 2006, Enrique led a caravan of thousands of activists, protesters and ordinary American citizens across the country in the first “Marcha Migrante”, the event that sparked massive demonstrations across the country and the “immigrant spring”. A Marcha Migrante has been held every year since to educate and inform middle America of the plight of migrants while demanding humane immigration reform.
- First person to gain dual nationality for both Mexico and the United States of America in a ceremony with Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo in 1998.
- Named in the Mexican Council’s top 25 Mexicans in history of San Diego for their influence in the region.
- Named one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s “most influential” Latinos in the United States of America
- Named one of San Diego Magazine’s “50 People to Watch”.
About the Border Angels
Founded by Enrique Morones in 1986, Border Angels is an all volunteer, non profit 501(c)(3) organisation. Border Angels advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on those issues related on Latino issues on the US-Mexican border.
Border Angels core areas of focus are:
- Education and advocacy regarding migration and border issues
- Migrant outreach to prevent harm, mainly through water drops in the desert as well as distributing food and hygiene products to migrant day labourers in the San Diego region.
- Providing free immigration consulting to migrant families in both Spanish and English.
Border Angels works to dispel the various myths surrounding immigration in the United States and to bring back truth and justice.
It all went very well. Our new president was very impressed by Enrique.
We were extremely pleased with Enrique Morones' outstanding presentation during Hispanic Heritage Month.
His talk was very well-received--prompting the dean to approach him about in-service possibilities with our students and his group. --
Enrique Morones’ story is remarkable and needs to be told. He is a man of conscience who stands up to the injustice by simply being on the side of love and human dignity. Let us rejoice that an angel walks among us in this fight for truth, immigration reform and justice for all.
Enrique Morones is the finest example of the Si Se Puede attitude in service to those who risk their lives in search of a better life.
My father, Cesar Chavez, led heroic grape workers around Delano, California in the longest continuing farmworker strike in U.S. history in a profound statement of non-cooperation with a farm labor system that exploits and impoverishes mostly immigrant farm workers. Today, courageous members of the Border Angels are honoring the legacy of my father by making a powerful statement against inhumanity and oppression endured on our border by innocent immigrants.