Being an emigrant is to verify on a daily basis that a person is a person to the extent that they have their documents up to date. It is to experience that, from a legal perspective, your condition is qualified with money.
Faced with the globalization of political unrest, these children suffer and are vulnerable to different problems: health, food, education, work. In addition, the family experiences situations of special vulnerability, and the person feels nostalgic for their homeland and the effort to adapt to the host country.
There is a work space in Calama, with the Pastoral of Human Mobility. In this time of crisis and despite closed borders, the migratory flow has increased. The number of people who continue looking for better opportunities, regardless of the conditions of how to transport themselves and get to the destination country, grows. A single goal in the heart of each one of them: to realize their dreams of improving their life, of having a secure job, of improving their conditions, of opening a future for their children.
For this reason, in the Pastoral de Movilidad Humana office and in the community space, the sisters support, guide and collaborate as much as they can with our migrant brothers; with pain they note that some have been victims of trafficking and expulsion; and who suffer discrimination of all kinds.
Thank God His Providence is amazing. Solutions to problems are always found and the work of sisters Rossemary Ayala, Jhenny Mamani and Lucinda Flores is admirable. They look for ways to alleviate pain and address the concerns of migrants, collaborate with support networks and sensitize those they meet. They add to solidarity and love of neighbor. This is contemplating the closeness of “God with us.”