Tag Archives: immigration

Letter from El Paso

Heidi Cerneka reports on the latest from the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas By Heidi Cerneka El Paso is truly a unique place that has been in the news a lot lately. Despite all of our government’s talk of invading hordes of criminals, it remains one of the safest cities in the U.S. People still greet you on the street. The...
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“Faces of Migration” photoblog attracts attention in Brazil

Maryknoll Lay Missioner Greg Fischer serves in mission in Brazil with Missão Paz, a center for migrants and immigrants where he works to ensure basic human rights are respected and protected, while also assisting these migrants with basic services, work placement, housing and other needs. Greg has been working on a special project with Missão Paz, to address the lack of education on migrant...
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São Paulo the Ellis Island of Latin America

Written by Maryknoll Lay Missioner Greg Fischer: Since beginning my ministry work in conjunction with Missão Paz, I have seen thousands of immigrants come in and out of our doors. In essence, São Paulo has become the 21st century version of Ellis Island. While their needs are diverse, these immigrants all come under the same condition – looking to establish...
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