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Why is iACT at the US/Mexico Border?

A map of the US/Mexico border showing the three locations we visited. Reynosa and Matamoros are on the eastern side of the border near McAllen, Texas and Mexicali is on the Western side of the border near Calexico.
Map of the three locations our team visited along the border: Mexicali, Reynosa, and Matamoros.

Two weeks ago an iACT team embarked on a learning trip to three different Mexican border towns - Reynosa, Matamoros, and Mexicali - where thousands of men, women, and children from Haiti, Central America, and South America wait to be legally allowed into the US for an opportunity to seek *asylum. What we witnessed and experienced on this trip solidified our organization’s strategic focus and desire to support refugee and asylum seekers at the border. Here's why.