Join us to experience the U.S./Mexico border
Since the influx of more than 57,000 children who illegally crossed into the United States at the Mexican border in 2013, there has been renewed interest in the issues of US Immigration policies and their effect on those seeking asylum. In January, 2014, a delegation of 17 people traveled to El Paso and Juarez, MX through Abriendo Fronteras-Opening Borders.
Vicki Schmidt led the group of seekers, mainly from Mayflower United Church of Christ, Miinneapolis, MN, but which also included people from New Mexico, California and Washington. The group was hosted in El Paso by Father Robert Mosher, a Columban Father, and delegates were housed at the Columban Fathers Mission House. Daily reflections helped the group process the many faceted program, and all were changed by the experience.
Elsewhere on this web site the blogs of travelers are posted, and also narratives about various presenters were written up and presented at Mayflower Church after the group returned home. Pictures with captions help show visually some of the activities.
Meet the group from Mayflower UCC who visited the US-Mexico border at