Eighteen dioceses of the border, in Mexico and the United States, have established commissions for legal advice to migrants in danger of being deported or in transit to the United States.
The letter sent to Fides
reports that in Texas the commissions are operating in Chihuahua,
Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
In a long interview granted to the Mexican press on March 15, Father
Arturo Montelongo, executive secretary of the Episcopal Commission for
Human Mobility, exposed some elements of the Church's commitment to the
defense of migrants, including the opening of community centers where
returnees can teach the crafts learned in the United States.
is the planned creation of a "pro-immigrant" front at an Episcopal
Conference level, composed of 35 dioceses along both sides of the
"As a Church we have accompanied the journey of migrants for a long
time, both as a charitable and humanitarian activity. We have 64
reception centers across the country, but we are in the phase of opening
others" said Father Montelongo in his interview with the press in
Naucalpan de Juarez, near Mexico City.