Reality at the Border
“I just read Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ guest column on the crisis at the border. I have also been to the border. I went for a week, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas ARISE program in McAllen, Texas, to learn about the immigration system and the situation at the border,” writes Mercy Associate Alice Worley Jones in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Alice was responding to a guest column written by Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“I invite Governor Sanders to experience the same week I did at the border. I can arrange it.”
“We were at different points of entries, so maybe all the drug smugglers were at her point of entry. The families I saw and met were not smugglers. I quote a friend, who has also experienced the Mercy immersion week. In the column there was not a single word of compassion. Nothing about the crushing poverty, violence and desperation. If my children were starving or threatened, there is nothing that I wouldn’t do to save them, and that is much of what I saw when I was there among them.”