For Volunteers At The Southern Border, ‘Heaven-First’ Trumps ‘America-First’

A church volunteer holds the hand of a migrant girl at the border. “We’re there for our souls,” she said. “If politics is not in line, it’s the problem.” | James Morrison/WAMU

For Melissa Jacobs, the decision to volunteer at a Catholic Charities respite center for migrant families in McAllen, Texas was an easy one.

“You cannot physically be in the presence of these women and children and people and have…

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