Person

Enrique Morones

Nationality:

American

Mexican (since 1998)

Founder:

Border Angels

Enrique Morones is an illegal immigration activist and the founder of Border Angels, a left-of-center nonprofit that supports illegal immigration to the United States. [1]

Morones announced his retirement from Border Angels during a meeting in May 2019, before formally announcing his retirement through a joint statement from himself and the board in November of that year. [2] As of November 2022, he leads Gente Unida, a human rights border nonprofit which he founded in 2005. [3] In October 2022, two former female volunteers of Border Angels came forward to San Diego-based Union-Tribune newspaper and claimed that they had made sexual harassment allegations against Morones in April 2019 shortly before he announced his retirement. Morones denied the allegations, saying “I can assure you that I didn’t do anything wrong.” [4] [5]

References

  1. “Enrique Morones.” Gente Unida, Accessed December 2, 2022. https://www.genteunidasd.net/enrique-morones-2/ ^
  2. Morrissey, Kate, and Wendy Fry. “For Subscribers: Before Border Angels Founder Retired, Two Women Alleged Sexual Harassment.” Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, November 19, 2022. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-10-24/border-angels-enrique-morones-investigation. ^
  3. “Enrique Morones.” Gente Unida, Accessed December 2, 2022. https://www.genteunidasd.net/enrique-morones-2/ ^
  4. Morrissey, Kate, and Wendy Fry. “For Subscribers: Before Border Angels Founder Retired, Two Women Alleged Sexual Harassment.” Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, November 19, 2022. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-10-24/border-angels-enrique-morones-investigation. ^
  5. Morones, Enrique. “Letter: Border Angels Founder Responds to Critical Local Newspaper Article.” Times of San Diego, November 3, 2022. https://timesofsandiego.com/opinion/2022/11/02/letter-border-angels-founder-responds-to-critical-local-newspaper-article/. ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Border Angels (Non-profit)
    Founder and Executive Director
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