Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 6, 2019 / 14:53 pm
In a recent statement, the Mexican bishops' conference voiced "great sorrow" at recent acts of violence in both the U.S. and Mexico, which they said were "provoked by intolerance, xenophobia and discrimination."
Last week, a Mexican police officer shot and killed a Salvadoran man waiting to hop a freight train to the U.S. The prosecutor's office said the man attacked the officer, but the local migrant center contested this account.
On Saturday Aug. 3, an armed man opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, TX. He killed 22 people and injured more than two dozen others before he was taken into police custody.
The alleged shooter reportedly published a four-page document online in the hours before the attack, detailing his hatred toward immigrants and Hispanics. He also reportedly described the weapons he would use in the shooting.