The Common Good

Maryada Vallet

Maryada Vallet, originally from Arizona, has kept busy as a border humanitarian, health professional, catholic worker and activist on the US-Mexico border since 2005. Most recently, Maryada has worked with World Vision International in humanitarian response, with her alma mater Azusa Pacific University as an adjunct, and as a consultant for international organizations. For more on US-Mexico border humanitarian work and faith-based principles for immigration reform :www.nomoredeaths.org

Blog Posts by Maryada Vallet

Posted by Maryada Vallet 45 weeks 1 day ago
On Oct. 11, I spent the morning under the front wheel of a bus filled with shackled immigrants. I joined this action with other community members to stop the two Homeland Security buses (operated by...
Posted by Maryada Vallet, Steve Pavey 1 year 4 weeks ago
What can be accomplished in just 10 days by the courageous actions of young immigrants? More than many of us would hope to accomplish in a year, or a lifetime. It has been more than a week since the...
Posted by Maryada Vallet 1 year 25 weeks ago
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon just a few weeks ago, a friend of mine courageously crawled under a Border Patrol truck. And he wasn't changing the oil. Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa was riding his bike to work...
Posted by Maryada Vallet 1 year 28 weeks ago
Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. — Hebrews 13:3Where are defendants, who have committed no atrocious...
Posted by Maryada Vallet 1 year 29 weeks ago
Last week a group of senators released principles for immigration reform that would make the path to citizenship for over 11 million immigrants contingent upon more border security.That is simply a...

Articles by Maryada Vallet

Where the U.S. meets Mexico, rhetoric often gets in the way of the facts.