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Sister Norma Urges President Biden To Visit The Border

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Migrants are processed at the intake area of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, in Donna, Texas, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool)

Sister Norma Pimentel; Photo courtesy Time Magazine

Another invitation to President Biden to visit the border – this one from the director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. And appearing on CBS’ Face The Nation Sunday, Sister Norma Pimentel asked that the President not just gather with federal border officials and local elected leaders, but to meet with the migrants themselves:

 

(Audio: Sister Norma Pimentel)

 

Pimentel says the cause of the current increase in migrants is no different from other spikes in recent years, although living conditions in their Central American countries have become even worse – the result of two Category 4 hurricanes late last year that wiped out entire villages as well as farmland. Immigrant advocates say this time, the migrants aren’t just seeking a better life – their trek to the border is a matter of survival.

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