Posts Tagged ‘US Mexico border’

Virgin Mary a sign of welcome on the US Mexico border

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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Two parallel fences line either side of the Tijuana river. The southernmost barrier roughly marks the international boundary between the United States and Mexico, between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, Baja California. The area is patrolled 24/7 by US Border Patrol agents in SUV’s and helicopters. Cameras monitor the area to spot anyone who might Read more

How liberals got lost on the story of missing children at the border

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Over the weekend, you may have seen a horrifying story: Almost 1,500 migrant children were missing, and feared to be in the hands of human traffickers. The Trump administration lost track of the children, the story went, after separating them from their parents at the border. The news spread across liberal social media — with Read more

Trump ends family separation policy

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The United States’ family separation policy has ended. The policy has seen thousands of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border. US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to end the policy after days of outrage from the public and politicians. “We’re going to have strong — very strong — borders, Read more

I was thirsty and you gave me to drink

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

This Thursday the 11th of August I said the prayer to begin the monthly “walk of a mile” by social action groups, mainly women, calling attention to stopping deportations; the separation of families; the freeing those detained in migrant detention centers; and an end to deaths on the border. We walked to the Federal Courthouse Read more

Donald Trump reacts to Pope questioning his faith

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has labelled Pope Francis’s questioning of his Christianity as “disgraceful”. Francis was asked in a press conference on a papal flight from Mexico for his reaction to Mr Trump’s proposal of a US-Mexico border wall, and what he might say to US Catholics supporting Mr Trump. Francis said that he Read more

At Mexico-US border, Pope prays, delivers stinging critique

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Pope Francis has prayed at the US-Mexico border, blessing people gathered across the Rio Grande River in Texas. On Wednesday, the final day of his visit to Mexico, Francis went up a ramp overlooking the river and the border, to a makeshift memorial representing migrants killed in their attempts to reach the US. Shoes of Read more

US bishop urges care for thousands of illegal child migrants

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

An American bishop has called for child-friendly shelters plus pastoral care and case managers for the thousands of children flooding across the Mexican border. Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, told the House Judiciary Committee on June 25 that violence in their homelands is the root cause of so many children immigrating illegally. Bishop Read more

Bishops say Mass on US-Mexico border to highlight migrant deaths

Friday, April 4th, 2014

A cardinal and 12 bishops celebrated Mass on the United States-Mexico border to commemorate those who died while trying to cross it. Hundreds of would-be migrants trying to cross from Mexico into the US die each year in the desert of dehydration or hypothermia or in shootings by border patrols or vigilantes. The bishops also Read more