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President Trump’s words are absolutely correct: “This is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.” But how he applies these words are absolutely incorrect.
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Like Pope Francis, Sr. Norma Pimentel knows about the importance of “encounter” and was hopeful that an opportunity to spend time with migrant families being served at the center would provide the President with a new experience on the situation at the border.
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As a pastoral counselor, I have sat with individuals and families who wait for years in the U.S. for an asylum decision. And so often I am reminded of the Advent season, the season of waiting, when I am with my clients.