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In 2019, Maryknoll Lay Missioners returned to the US-Mexico border in response to the continuing immigration crisis. The border at El Paso/Ciudad Juárez is a crossroad where cultures from the U.S., Mexico, and Central America meet and enrich one another. While there is undeniable vitality in this exchange, the border is also a place of immense suffering as migrants who have been forced to flee their homes try to overcome countless obstacles in their effort to begin a new life. Currently, our missioner at the border provides legal advocacy for immigrants. We expect to expand into other ministries as our presence grows.

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Justice and Peace

New immigrants must overcome legal obstacles and challenges before they can begin to build new lives in the U.S. The current Maryknoll lay missioner at the U.S.-Mexico is an attorney who is doing legal advocacy through a non-profit center, assisting immigrants who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and providing other forms of legal relief.

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Some lay missioners work as staff members in the U.S., serving the needs of Maryknoll Lay Missioners as a whole and providing mission education for the U.S. church, helping U.S. Catholics learn about the people we live and work with overseas.

Justice and Peace

New immigrants must overcome legal obstacles and challenges before they can begin to build new lives in the U.S. The current Maryknoll lay missioner at the U.S.-Mexico is an attorney who is doing legal advocacy through a non-profit center, assisting immigrants who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and providing other forms of legal relief.Learn More

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