Watertown Resident Travels To Southern Border, Explains How Immigration Affects All

December 9, 2021

This month, Sister Teresa Ann Wolf, who served as the director of the Multicultural Center for several years, is at the Mexico border helping to provide temporary shelter and feed refugees and immigrants.

Wolf presented information about the current border issues at the Watertown Public Library on Nov. 1 before leaving on her latest trip.

“Anyone whose life is in danger and is at risk can approach an international border and apply for asylum. It’s an international human right,” Wolf said.

Wolf explained that although this is an international human right, the United States and several other countries fail to uphold this law and many recent immigration restrictions and policies have only caused further harm to already traumatized people.

The political tension that centers around immigration, whether illegal, legal or asylum-seeking, comes with a heavy price. That price is the failure in identifying, solving and reforming issues regarding immigration among congress. But there is also a heavy toll paid by all immigrants, regardless of their visa status. Wolf said communities also suffer from the polarization of immigration in a variety of ways.

Read the full story by Kerry Kularni on Watertown Public Opinion.