Celebrate Mass and lay wreath at border to remember dead migrants
Call upon Congress to move quickly to end family separations
Request Administration to limit deportations of family members
NOGALES, Arizona (April 1, 2014)—Led by Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border April 1, and celebrated Mass in remembrance of migrants who have died attempting to reach the United States. This Mission for Migrants included a wreath laying ceremony and a tour of the border. It was inspired by the trip by Pope Francis to Lampedusa, Italy, last year to pray for migrants who died attempting to reach Europe by boat.