1A Across America: Migrant Aid Divides Congregations


For months, the crisis at the southern border has overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Many faith groups are stepping up to fill the demand for volunteers and resources. One respite center, Catholic Charities for the Rio Grande Valley, has aided 100,000 migrants since it opened in 2014. Here’s what its director, Sister Norma Pimentel, wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post that’s addressed to President Trump: Every day of the year, from morning to evening, families coming over the border are welcomed at our center with smiles, a warm bowl of soup, a shower and a place to rest. Most families are exhausted and afraid, carrying little more than a few belongings in a plastic bag. They come in all forms and at all ages. Few speak any English. Most are...

1A Across America: Migrant Aid Divides Congregations

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