The Catholic Church responds at the U.S. — Mexico border.

Voices of Catholic Leaders at the Border

The Diocese of El Paso’s Migrant Centers. A surge in migrants arriving from Central American countries. seeking asylum in the U.S. has prompted the Diocese of El Paso to respond to the humanitarian needs of this vulnerable population. Many are fleeing violence, extortion, and poverty in their home countries. Throughout the diocese, church buildings, parish halls, and retreat centers have opened their doors to house hundreds of people (mostly families) arriving each day.

The Diocese of El Paso is able to feed and help migrants, whom Immigration and Customs Enforcement brings to their doors. This happens with support from Catholic Extension, whom Saint Anne assists with its Lenten almsgiving, and with help from local parishioners and volunteers. When the migrants are released from detention, they stay for one or two days in these church-run shelters

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