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Faith leaders from across US join border tour

The Associated Press
August 06, 2017 05:31 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Faith leaders from across the country have participated in a border immersion initiative in New Mexico aimed at drawing attention to immigrants fighting deportation.

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The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the advocacy group new Mexico Communities in Action and Faith hosted the 30 faith leaders to tour the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico last week.

The tour began at the federal courthouse in Las Cruces, where participants observed mass court proceedings for defendants arrested on suspicion of illegally crossing into the U.S.

Half of the group then traveled to Sunland Park, New Mexico, and visited the towering border fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico.

New Mexico Communities in Action and Executive Director Sarah Silva said clergy across the U.S. care deeply about what's happening on the border.

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