Tag: Immigration

‘Faith’ at core of growth of law firm that helps immigrants, says founder

‘Faith’ at core of growth of law firm that helps immigrants, says founder

| Jacob Comello | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew that the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed: It begins as “the smallest of all seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.”

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CLINIC, partners want end to ‘remain in Mexico’ policy for asylum-seekers

CLINIC, partners want end to ‘remain in Mexico’ policy for asylum-seekers

| February 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Immigrant advocates called on the Department of Homeland Security to rescind the so-called “remain in Mexico” policy that finds the United States returning migrants across the southern border to await their U.S. court hearings.

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Immigration battles continue as 2018 comes to an end

Immigration battles continue as 2018 comes to an end

| Rhina Guidos | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The year may be coming to an end but the battles on the immigration front promise to continue well into 2019 and beyond.

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Another legal fight likely looms over child immigration detention

Another legal fight likely looms over child immigration detention

| Rhina Guidos | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

In what is likely to result in another legal showdown over immigration, the Trump administration is seeking to set down new rules that would allow government officials to detain children in immigration detention facilities — this time accompanied by their undocumented parents — for longer periods of time than currently allowed.

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Cardinal Tobin addresses immigration, abuse scandal at Notre Dame lecture

Cardinal Tobin addresses immigration, abuse scandal at Notre Dame lecture

| Don Clemmer | September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church in the United States is living through two storms, a U.S. cardinal observed. He said there is the policy of “zero tolerance” toward undocumented immigrants, which has plunged communities into fear, and the Holy Spirit working “like a hurricane” to smash structures of clericalism through the current clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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Bishops sought to share journey with migrants, not join political fray

Bishops sought to share journey with migrants, not join political fray

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The journey for many of the new migrants entering the U.S. near the border town of McAllen involves a mix of hardship and blessings.

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Bishops end border visit, call reunification of children urgent

Bishops end border visit, call reunification of children urgent

| Rhina Guidos | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who had been recently released by immigration authorities, but ended their two-day journey to the border with a more “somber” experience, visiting detained migrant children living temporarily within the walls of a converted Walmart.

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At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

Some had been on the road for weeks, others for days, and some entered looking haggard and sunburned with little more than the clothes they were wearing, some holding the hands of their children as a group of Catholic bishops joined a chorus of hands applauding in welcome.

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Republicans help bring down their party’s ‘compromise’ immigration bill

Republicans help bring down their party’s ‘compromise’ immigration bill

| Rhina Guidos | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The proposal, which had been called a “compromise” bill by Republicans, would have provided some respite to youth brought to the country illegally as minors, as well as some $25 million in funding for part of a wall along the border with Mexico, which President Donald Trump desperately wants. 

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Archbishop Hebda applauds Trump’s action to end family separation at border

Archbishop Hebda applauds Trump’s action to end family separation at border

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda said he is “pleased President Trump has committed to executive action to end the family separations happening at the U.S.-Mexico border” June 20 following the presidential administration announcement of the decision.

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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

| Mark Pattison | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration’s family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

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At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions’ asylum decision

At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions’ asylum decision

| Dennis Sadowski | June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops June 13 decried U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision that asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protection in the United States.

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