Pastor Doug Pagitt (right) and others gather in Eagle Pass’ San Juan Plaza. (Bill Baird)

As a group of anti-immigrant protesters traveling in what they described as “God’s Convoy” descended on an unincorporated area near the Eagle Pass over the weekend, the border town’s faith leaders and community activists held their own rally to push back.

While the counterprotest drew fewer TV cameras than the Christian nationalist convoy, the message was loud and clear: imported anti-immigrant sentiment, not migrants, poses the biggest danger along the U.S.-Mexico border. …

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