May 2, 2018

A mother and her two children rest at a Catholic migrant shelter supported by Caritas in Tijuana, Mexico, April 23. They are from the Mexican state of Michoacan and fled north with others to the border with the U.S., where they will present themselves to U.S. immigration and seek asylum because of increased violence in southern Mexico. (CNS / David Maung)

"It's not a matter of the church getting involved in politics, it's the church doing what the church has always done ... and understanding that since human rights are not given by the government, but are given by the creator, then it's the church's responsibility to speak."

—Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, speaking to National Catholic Reporter in "Asylum seekers face increasing obstacles, which some see as deliberate"

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