On Friday, I drove to Tijuana with several colleagues to volunteer at a migrant shelter.  We did consultations with families and individuals.  Some have been deported in the past, some are fleeing persecution and seeking entry to the United States for the first time.  For many who were planning to turn themselves in at the border to request asylum, I had to explain the likelihood that they could be detained for months or years in an immigration detention center.  Their courage was inspiring - so committed were they to making their plea to the U.S. government for safety and asylum, that they were prepared to endure the hardship of detention.  It was my honor to have been a part of this wonderful group of volunteers.