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Pastoral Letter to the People of God in El Paso by Most Rev. Mark J. Seitz, Bishop of El Paso.


Remembering Jamillah

December 17, 2019

While many migrants and asylum seekers face serious challenges on their journey and in the US immigration system, African migrants encounter additional disadvantages. The color of their skin and their limited proficiency in Spanish make them vulnerable to different types of abuse.


In the last year, we’ve witnessed a cruel strategy to break migrants and our border community - zero tolerance, family separation and now Remain Mexico. But we won't give in to the logic of hate. This is not a breaking point. This a moment for decision. It’s now up to us to define the next chapter for our Paso del Norte community and work together for justice at the US-Mexico border.

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