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Photo: The Mexican side of the 20-foot tall pedestrian Mexico-U.S. border wall in Agua Prieta, Sonora, features artistic displays that emphasize love, brotherhood and sisterhood, and the hope of finding a better life. “Amor sin fronteras,” as one artist painted, translates to “Love without borders.” MCC photo/Laura Pauls-Thomas.
As the number of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border increases, and children and adults are being held in unsanitary conditions in overcrowded, temporary shelters, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) encourages people to pray and to seek ways to show compassion.
We believe that all people are made in the image of God and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. That’s true for migrants, no matter where they are on their journey ‒ away from home, returning home and anywhere in between.
Although nonprofits, including MCC, are not allowed to bring supplies or resources into holding facilities or detention centers, we can address needs of asylum seekers and other migrants.
Linda Espenshade is Mennonite Central Committee U.S. news coordinator.
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