- Every migrant has a name and a story.
- Personalizing the migrant experience encourages us to respond with respect and humanity to their physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological needs.
- We believe that our work with migrants requires patience, listening, empathy and caring.
- We believe that direct experience with the suffering of migrants has the ability to change the hearts and minds of people.
- We believe that education is critical to creating empathy for the migrant experience.
- We strive to include representatives of both the U.S. and Mexico in all our decision-making processes.
- We strive to engender a spirit of cross-border solidarity while respecting differences of culture, beliefs, and ideology.
- We strive to provide information and support in the language with which people are most comfortable.
- We affirm that Christ is present in everyone – migrants, helpers, neighbors, and government.
- We affirm that Catholic social teaching supports the right of the individual to migrate to create a better life.
- We affirm that preservation of life and care of people is fundamental to our faith.
- We affirm that our mission flows from our Catholic faith but is inclusive and non-proselytizing.
- We affirm that there is a spiritual dimension to the crisis of deportation that we are uniquely positioned to address.
- We believe that we are stronger and more effective when we collaborate… individually, with other organizations, across the churches, and with government organizations.
- We believe that collaboration is something we do together creatively and responsibly with humility.
- We strive to engage and support communities in the struggle for more just migration policies.
- We strive to collaboratively discern and strategically denounce human rights violations.
- We strive to engage in research and advocacy analysis that promotes human rights.