The Franciscan-run migrant shelter La 72 has welcomed a steady stream of migrants since opening its doors in 2011. It has also endured a steady stream of harassment — from politicians and police officers, immigration officials and even organized crime.
A priest in Mexico City has been arrested for murder barely a week after he celebrated a funeral Mass for the victim.
The Mexican bishops' conference questioned the details of a deal in which Mexico will strengthen security along its southern border with Guatemala and impede the path of migrants fleeing poverty, violence and food insecurity.
The Mexican bishops' conference has appealed for assistance for thousands of migrants stuck in Chiapas state as Mexican officials step up enforcement and stop issuing travel documents.