Women for Common Sense Immigration Policies
100 Women 100 Miles Border Pilgrimage
From September 15 - 23, one hundred women walked on a 100-mile pilgrimage from a detention center in York County, Pennsylvania to Washington, DC. Arriving when the Pope was speaking in Congress and meeting with the President, we walked carrying our stories from a site of human suffering to the Pope with a message of human dignity.
Pope Francis has said that the globalization of migration requires a globalization of charity and cooperation. He describes a world where no one is seen as useless, out of place or disposable, a church without borders, and nations that welcome the stranger.
On February 17th, Pope Francis will visit Juarez, Mexico, right across the border from El Paso, TX. What better place than the border between the US and Mexico - that divides communities, tears families apart, and takes away precious lives - for Pope Francis to bring his call for welcoming and cooperation.
A delegation of women from #100Women100Miles are continuing our pilgrimage in Juarez and El Paso on February 16th, joining with our sisters on both sides of the border to lift up a call for compassion and dignity for all migrants and refugees. In a time when refugee families and children are being ripped from their homes, locked up in prisons, and deported to life-threatening violence, we will walk with the hope that each step we take will bring us one step closer to Pope Francis’ vision of a nation that truly welcomes the stranger.
If you can’t join us in El Paso, we invite you to organize a solidarity walk in your hometown. Since the 100Women100Miles pilgrimage in September, in cities and towns across the country, women have been walking every month for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. On February 16th we’ll have solidarity walks around the county. Click here to find a walk near you, or to sign up to host your own.