Good Neighbors

"The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these." - Mark 12:31 A mural at Good Neighbor Settlement House To each of you followed along with us on this journey, we want to thank you. The seven of us left for McAllen, Texas at the end of June and …

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Trump’s “3rd Country” Rule

While working at the respite center on Monday, we came across an NPR headline that read, “Trump Administration Implementing ‘3rdCountry’ Rule on Migrants Seeking Asylum.” This policy states,  "an alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States across the southern border after failing to apply for protection in a third country outside the …

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Representing the Migrant Crisis

A lovely gift I received while working the bar The first thing you see when entering the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center is what we’ve been calling “the bar.” The bar is where incoming immigrants receive their hygiene kits and everyone can request specific hygiene products such as diapers, sanitary pads, and suelo (Pedialyte). One thing you …

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