Rick Ufford-Chase was recently elected moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He is the founder and international director of BorderLinks, a faith-based binational education project on the U.S./Mexican border, and cofounder of No More Deaths (www.nomoredeaths.org).
Last year over 200 people lost their lives as they tried to cross the border from Mexico into Arizona. They died from dehydration in the 120-degree heat of the Sonoran Desert. They died in storm drains as they tried to cross during the flash-flood season.