Taking Flight

Last spring, Amnesty International warned of the grisly plight of Central American migrants attempting to reach the United States by way of Mexico. Threats to their safety constituted a potential human-rights crisis. In August, the warning was starkly confirmed: in an abandoned warehouse in San Fernando, Tamaulipas (about a hundred miles from the Texas border), seventy-two migrants were found brutally murdered, victims of the feared Zetas drug cartel.

We know the dangers migrants face...

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Mark and Louise Zwick edit the Houston Catholic Worker and are the authors of, most recently, Mercy without Borders: The Catholic Worker and Immigration (Paulist).