Catholics to Biden - Let's Work Together at the Border Now
With a Letter to President Biden and a Framework for Action & Reform, the Hope Border Institute (HOPE) joins Catholic bishops and border faith leaders in calling on the new president today to re-imagine immigration, beginning at the border.
Isolated from other major urban centers, the COVID-19 pandemic took its time arriving in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez region. Once it did arrive in mid-March, it became apparent that our community was particularly vulnerable. A month of lockdown gave way to a premature reopening of the Texas economy and the willingness of state political leadership to sacrifice essential workers collided with the effects of economic inequality, a historically chronic lack of investment in healthcare, and tightened immigration enforcement at the border.