Ministry on the Borderline

by Paul Alexander

This week Palmer Theological Seminary Professor Dr. Mayra Picos-Lee and seven students crossed over into Tijuana, Mexico. As part of the “Ministry on the Borderline,” a travel course, they are spending time in Mexico to learn about immigration issues. 

They have visited Casa del Migrante, a Catholic-run shelter for migrants and deportees established by Father Scalabrini (Father of the Migrants). Currently 90% of the people who arrive at Casa del Migrante are recent U.S. deportees, 10% are people who are considered migrants on their way to the U.S. for the first time. With the militarization of the border, migration from Mexico to the U.S. by undocumented migrants has become more difficult, and trends have shifted from people migrating north into the U.S. seeking opportunities to increasing numbers of people (deportees) migrating south via deportation.


Please pray for Dr. Picos-Lee and the students as they gain new insight into the issues surrounding immigration.

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