Tag: Immigration

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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Immigrant kids at border present and accounted for — and number growing

Immigrant kids at border present and accounted for — and number growing

Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy for immigrants crossing illegally into the United States, resulting in children being separated from their families, the number of minors in U.S. custody has grown by nearly 2,000.

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Seeds of immigration woes planted 20 years ago, says Sacramento bishop

Seeds of immigration woes planted 20 years ago, says Sacramento bishop

It’s not fair to vilify the administration of President Donald Trump for immigration woes, because the problems go back well before Trump took office, said Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, California.

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High court quashes ruling in case of detained teenager seeking abortion

High court quashes ruling in case of detained teenager seeking abortion

| Rhina Guidos | June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court June 4 threw out a lower court’s ruling that allowed a 17-year-old last year to obtain an abortion while she was in a detention center after an illegal border crossing.

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From readers – May 10, 2018

From readers – May 10, 2018

| May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

– Learn more about immigration
– In defense of enneagrams

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Faith groups decry immigration detention of pregnant women

Faith groups decry immigration detention of pregnant women

A coalition of groups objected to the detention of pregnant women by U.S. immigration officials, saying that they are deeply concerned “about detention conditions.”

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