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Border trip helps inform Iowa church’s ministry to migrants, bishop says

Thirteen-hundred miles from home, a group from the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, on a border immersion trip encountered a young woman with two kids and a car with a flat tire in Ciudad Juárez.

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‘Cold calculation’ used when returning migrants to Mexico

Last Thursday, about 25 families exited a bus near a U.S.-Mexico border bridge near downtown El Paso. They had been flown in from south Texas, where they were apprehended after attempting to enter the country. Now, they faced expulsion into Ciudad Juarez, 800 miles from where they initially crossed. 

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Totino-Grace students give and receive through service immersion trips

The Rio Grande River canal, near the Santa Fe Bridge, is where El Paso, Texas, meets Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. This is the site of an annual border Mass, bringing together those on both sides of the border to share in the Eucharist.
Grace Marchek, a senior at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, was there at the river for the Mass this past November, along with 11 other students on a service immersion trip.

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