Sunday, March 31, 2024

Migrants stage Passion of the Christ at border wall


Carrying the flags of several Latin American countries and a large wooden cross, a group of asylum-seekers on Friday crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico to honor a Good Friday tradition while making a point about their plight.

A migrant wearing a crown of thorns took the cross on his back while a black-clad figure symbolically whipped his back as he walked on U.S. soil.

...The group walked within feet of razor wire placed by the Texas Army National Guard in front of Gate 36 of the U.S. border wall. Guard members looked on, vigilant, while a recording in Spanish played on a loudspeaker: 

“If you cross at any place that is not a port of entry is illegal. If you cross illegally and your claim is denied, you will not be able to apply again for five years.”...more

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