Volunteer Stories Archive

  • (Note: This story is part of a series of personal accounts by volunteers from the Migrant Resource Center in Agua Prieta, Sonora (MRC).  Chayito is a volunteer with many years...

    A Migrant’s Story

    (Note: This story is part of a series of personal accounts by volunteers from the Migrant Resource Center in Agua Prieta, Sonora (MRC).  Chayito is a volunteer with many years...

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  • Randy McGuire reports that at the San Xavier del Bac mission in Tucson, among the little votive offerings pinned to Saint Francis as requests for healing or thanks for healing—metal...

    Religious conversion

    Randy McGuire reports that at the San Xavier del Bac mission in Tucson, among the little votive offerings pinned to Saint Francis as requests for healing or thanks for healing—metal...

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  • My mornings in Nogales were spent at a migrant bus station.I have found my place doing deportation impact surveys, which means interviewing folks who have spent a significant amount of...

    Borderlands

    My mornings in Nogales were spent at a migrant bus station.I have found my place doing deportation impact surveys, which means interviewing folks who have spent a significant amount of...

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  • I needed to take a few days before I wrote a reflection about my experience en la frontera. After a week of documenting abuses by border patrol, completing long term...

    Culpable

    I needed to take a few days before I wrote a reflection about my experience en la frontera. After a week of documenting abuses by border patrol, completing long term...

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  • Made it back to DC late last night & want to post something today, while the experience is still fresh in my mind & in my heart. How do you...

    Insanity on the Border

    Made it back to DC late last night & want to post something today, while the experience is still fresh in my mind & in my heart. How do you...

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  • Courage. Resiliency. Strength. Hope. Faith. These are the words that come to my mind as I am writing right now. Today I had the opportunity to talk to two amazing...

    Stories

    Courage. Resiliency. Strength. Hope. Faith. These are the words that come to my mind as I am writing right now. Today I had the opportunity to talk to two amazing...

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  • I’d say that one of the hardest parts about being in Nogales is how to fully understand how we (No More Deaths) fit into the chaos that has become the...

    Humanity

    I’d say that one of the hardest parts about being in Nogales is how to fully understand how we (No More Deaths) fit into the chaos that has become the...

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  • I know the coming questions are inevitable.  How was your Spring Break?  What was it like?  What did you learn? But when I search my throat for answers, no words...

    No Words

    I know the coming questions are inevitable.  How was your Spring Break?  What was it like?  What did you learn? But when I search my throat for answers, no words...

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  • I have spent a portion of these cool Nogales mornings on my knees. There is something primally satisfying about washing the feet of another, Lenten allusions aside. It is an...

    On My Knees

    I have spent a portion of these cool Nogales mornings on my knees. There is something primally satisfying about washing the feet of another, Lenten allusions aside. It is an...

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