Jesus at the Border is Mary Button’s exploration of migrant journeys to the U.S./Mexico border. Humanitarian aid groups estimate that tens of thousands of migrants have disappeared in the desert wilderness north of the border. The group Humane Borders has documented the deaths of more than 2,100 migrants in the last twenty years in Pima County alone.
While illegal border crossings are at an all-time low, deaths and disappearances of migrants along the Southern border of the United States persists. As racist rhetoric about walls and steel slat fences grows louder and louder, the stories of people making the perilous journey to the U.S. are all but silenced. Jesus at the Borderattempts to lift up the human stories of migration as an antidote and counter-narrative to the criminalization of migration.
A collection of 14 images, Jesus at the Border, are available as a collection of prayer cards for personal devotion.