Women Journey to Mexico to Put Focus on Immigration During Pope Visit

Women from across the country participated in a day-long pilgrimage across the border on Tuesday ahead of Pope Francis’s travels to the region. They crossed the border from El Paso into Juarez. Steve Pavey/Hope in Focus

For Guillermina Castellanos, the Pope’s message on compassion for immigrants is personal. Though she and her nine children are U.S. citizens, the California resident said her husband has been living in the U.S. for about 20 years and has not been able to legalize his status. Every time her daughters see a police officer drive up behind them, they’re afraid that their father will get pulled over and get arrested for being undocumented. Women Journey to Mexico to Put Focus on Immigration During Pope Visit – NBC News