September 25, 2023

PICS FROM LAST NIGHT’S VIGIL FOR JOSE ANTONIO ELENA RODRIGUEZ. Araceli Rodriguez, Jose Antonio’s mom, showed up by herself as other family members were unable to attend. Six came from “el otro lado” in solidarity with Araceli to enjoy champurado and sweet bread, a Christmas posada in Feb. Mark and Ana Maria played the panpipes. A migrant joined us briefly carrying his bedroll and then he disappeared into the night facing an uncertain future. Araceli commented on the frustration of the Border Patrol agent’s trial being continually delayed, and how only recently she was shown the clothes her son was wearing when he died, something she could barely stand to bear.

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