End Violence Against Migrants at the US/Mexico Border
October 29th, 2010
Last August, seventy two Central and South Americans migrants were brutally massacred after resisting their kidnappers’ extortion attempts and demands to work for them as smugglers. It was the worst mass killing in Mexico, and among the dead were teens and a pregnant woman. Religious groups and human rights organizations have always been concerned about violence against migrants at the border. Unfortunately, this news is not reported on enough by the news media.
The Obama Administration should engage Mexico on the prevention of migrant deaths. President Obama has the power to push for changes in U.S. policies that would prevent the exploitation and death of migrants, but concerned citizens need to call on him to act.
TAKE ACTION TODAY
The Oblate JPIC office, in collaboration with our coalition partners in the Border Working Group, is calling on you to take action to end violence against migrants: