Oct 15, 2011

Immigration Realities: Mexican Priest Receives Human Rights Award for Work with Migrants

Kansas City, Missouri News: "Father Pedro Pantoja Arreola, director of the Belen, Posada del Migrante (Bethlehem, Migrant’s Shelter) in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, was recognized for his service Wednesday at the 35th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Memorial sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. He was presented with the international Human Rights Award, which has been given to only one other Mexican. 

... The shelter, which is mainly run by volunteers, is part of the organization called Fronteras con Justicia (Border with Justice) which has been active for 11 years and has helped more than 50,000 migrants. Most come from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Ecuador and are heading toward the United States." read more

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