The Common Good

An Education in Border Injustice

As I sat in the federal court room in Tucson witnessing the sentencing of over 60 people who had been caught crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico without proper documents, I thought about the Mathew 25:31 text in which Jesus speaks of the judgment of the nations based on their care of "one of the least of these" Before us were almost 60 men and four women, all but one were young, with dark complexions that resembled those of the indigenous people I had encountered in southern Mexico the summer before. These beautiful, handsome people were being treated as disposable people

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