A street vendor in Tijuana, Mexico, holds a crucifix as cars line up waiting to be inspected April 3, 2019, by U.S. Border Patrol officers to enter the U.S. from Mexico at the San Ysidro, Calif., port of entry. An estimated 100,000 apprehensions of immigrants by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border is the highest figure in a decade. (CNS photo/Carlos Jasso, Reuters)
A street vendor in Tijuana, Mexico, holds a crucifix as cars line up waiting to be inspected April 3, 2019, by U.S. Border Patrol officers to enter the U.S. from Mexico at the San Ysidro, Calif., port of entry. An estimated 100,000 apprehensions of immigrants by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border is the highest figure in a decade. (CNS photo/Carlos Jasso, Reuters)

The horrific treatment of families along our border needs immediate attention, especially with all of the political wrangling going on for the 2020 campaign. Regardless of one’s political views, this unjust treatment needs to be exposed. “By their fruits you will know them,” Jesus said (Mt 7:15). Catholics have a duty to stand up for what is socially responsible and fits within Catholic social teaching. 

Jerilyn Felton

Tigard