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Showdown in the Sonoran DesertReligion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy$
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Ananda Rose

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199890934

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.001.0001

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A Window into the Crisis: Three Nuns and a Soup Kitchen

A Window into the Crisis: Three Nuns and a Soup Kitchen

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(p.17) Chapter 1 A Window into the Crisis: Three Nuns and a Soup Kitchen
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Showdown in the Sonoran Desert
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Ananda Rose

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0002

This chapter highlights three Mexican Sisters of the Eucharist who run a soup kitchen for deported migrants in Nogales, Mexico. The soup kitchen, part of a larger initiative of the Jesuit Refugee Service, was opened in 2008 due to the unprecedented number of deportees, which was the result of heightened U.S. border enforcement measures. The work of the Sisters, who tirelessly tend to hundreds of wounded and hungry migrants daily, serves as a window into the crisis of migrant suffering at the U.S.–Mexico border, as well as an example of how the biblical tradition of radical hospitality is being played out by religious groups and individuals there.

Keywords:   Sisters of the Eucharist, Kino Border Initiative, Jesuit Refugee Service, Operation Streamline, deportation, migrants, DeConcini Courthouse, Nogales, Soup Kitchen

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