As Pope Francis is set to pray at the Rio Grande tomorrow, a delegation of women and leaders began a day-long pilgrimage from El Paso to Ciudad Juarez today to bring a message of welcome and compassion for the immigrant and refugee. “Last September, we heard the Pope’s message about being a nation of immigrants… Continue »

Last September, the pilgrimage of 100 women walking 100 miles from Pennsylvania to Washington DC to greet Pope Francis inspired us in so many ways. We were there when the women triumphantly ended their journey at McPherson Square in DC, with many weeping. For these women, the journey wasn’t just a matter of lifting up… Continue »

A new op-ed from Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, reminds us of the strength, courage, and inspiration we can draw from the 100 women who embarked on a 100 mile walk earlier this month to see Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. “As we journeyed from town to city, through heat and… Continue »

100 women and their supporters ended their 100 mile walk at McPherson Square in Washington, D.C. last night, over one week after starting their trek at a detention center in York, Pennsylvania. The women — many embracing and in tears as they walked into the square to the sounds of cheers and applause — began their walk to call… Continue »

In Midst of Ugly Anti-Immigrant Demagoguery by GOP Candidates, Immigrant Women Pilgrimaging to DC Inject Refreshing Dose of Morality into Immigration Debate As the GOP candidates continue to fill the airwaves with xenophobic rhetoric and anti-immigrant demagoguery, a courageous group of immigrant women is showing leadership in ways the Republican Party has not. On their… Continue »

The 100 women making the 100 mile pilgrimage from Pennsylvania to DC to greet Pope Francis are about a quarter of the way there — they were at mile 26, at last count — and two new pieces from recent days highlight the message of dignity and compassion the walkers want to share with both… Continue »

100 women and their supporters began a 100 mile walk today to greet Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. as he visits for a historic address to a joint session of Congress next week. Inspired by his call for dignity for immigrants, migrants, and refugees — a key plank of his Papacy — the women are… Continue »

Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available online in Spanish here. The heretofore unstoppable Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brands anyone who contradicts him as “stupid” and prides himself that the terrible things he… Continue »

When three-quarters of all immigrants in the United States are women and children, women and mothers know that it’s ultimately our families who keep paying the human cost of our nation’s broken immigration system. It’s perhaps the main reason why 100 immigrant women, along with their supporters, will walk 100 miles from Pennsylvania to D.C.… Continue »