Frontera de Cristo's US Coordinator Mark Adams joined the delegation from Southern Border Communities Coalition July 15-18, meeting with more than two dozen Congressional offices to introduce A New Border Vision on Capitol Hill and encourage a resolution adopting the vision of the border as a place of opportunity, hope, and encounter to guide policy decisions.
Mark's wife, Miriam Maldonado, and their children joined the delegation's meeting with Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick. When asked how he thought the meeting went, Nathan said excitedly: "Great! We got her to support Douglas." We are grateful for Rep. Kirkpatrick's support of The New Border Vision which not only will help Douglas, but also will help all border communities and both of our nations.
Frontera de Cristo has joined with the organizations of SBCC and communities from all four border states to collaborate in the creation of A New Border Vision that emerges from the hopes, values, and lived experiences of border communities rather than from the politicians far from the border who too often use the border and our communities as political pawns.
"Decades of enforcement-only border policies have jeopardized the public safety and rights of border communities. A New Border Vision turns the page to a new chapter in which border communities speak to what they want and need for everyone to feel safe and thrive." Johana Bencomo of New Mexico Communities of Faith in Action and Southern Border Communities Coalition co-chair shares the excitement for the recently released New Border Vision.