Peter Tran is the assistant director of the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona. He is a former editor of the Union of Catholic Asian News at the main editorial office in Bangkok. During his years as a Redemptorist, his ministry was extensively in the field of pastoral care for refugees and migrants in the United States and at the Vatican.

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Frontera: Arizona Samaritans soothe dire need on migrant desert trails

A photographer and a writer join the Ajo and Tucson Samaritans to highlight the harshness of the experience of migrants who cross the U.S. border into the sprawling Sonoran Desert — where it's mostly about the water.

Q & A with Sr. Maria Louise Edwards, rescuing migrants lost at US-Mexico border

Felician Sr. Maria Louise Edwards, vice president of the Aguilas del Desierto, spoke to GSR in Arizona, where she was networking with church and civic groups working in border ministry.

Q & A with Sr. Judy Bourg, helping migrants 'returned' at the US-Mexico border

Judy Bourg, a School Sister of Notre Dame, talks to GSR about her daily work at migrant resource center in Agua Prieta, Mexico, as well as recalls migrants' stories that motivated her to be a "link of hope."

Frontera: Compassion has no boundaries at the US-Mexico border

In U.S. border communities, staff and volunteers at the Migrant Resource Center and similar organizations help migrants expelled from the country rest and get advice while they figure out their next step.