Deacon Tim Donohue of Holy Name Parish in West Roxbury recently wrote a piece for The Boston Pilot about the current state at the US-Mexico border for those seeking asylum. In his piece, he shares insights from his own experience working at the border, and that of Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, and Marjean Perhot, the director of Refugee and Immigration Services here at Catholic Charities of Boston.
For those serving at the border and working with immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, the last three years have been increasingly challenging. Ms. Perhot commented, "... the weight of so many changes is discouraging for her team. The issue is bigger than the rule changes themselves. The new rules make each step of any immigration process harder to complete and requires more time. The cumulative effect is overall discouragement."
To read Decon Tim's full article, please click here: Boston Pilot article