Ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico, the Border Network for Human Rights has placed an #ImmigrantLivesMatter sign at one of his stops. The sign can be read from both the Mexico and United States side of the border. Adopting the slogan African-Americans use to protest violence against their community, the Border Network is using the Pope’s visit to highlight the issues immigrants face.
“I think the pope is daring, and he is methodically applying pressure,” said Fernando García, executive director of Border Network, to Univision. “The fact that he decided to come to the border is not a coincidence.”
On February 17, El Papa will hold mass in El Punto in Juarez, where 220,000 people are expected to attend.