Tag: Immigration

Advocates find there’s little to like in White House immigration plan

Advocates find there’s little to like in White House immigration plan

| Dennis Sadowski | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s little, if anything, that immigrant advocates like in the Trump administration’s latest immigration plan.

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Students begin class at new two-year college at St. Thomas

Students begin class at new two-year college at St. Thomas

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Ten, 20 years from now, I want people to be looking up at these skyscrapers; I want them to be filled with Tommies, but I want the demographics of those Tommies to represent the demographics of the state,” said Julie Sullivan, University of St. Thomas president.

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Archbishop Hebda, Sen. Klobuchar ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

Archbishop Hebda, Sen. Klobuchar ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

| September 11, 2017 | 5 Comments

“Today I join the others here in calling for Congress to come together and protect the ‘Dreamers’ from deportation and secure their future,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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In TV interview, Steve Bannon slams church, bishops over immigration

In TV interview, Steve Bannon slams church, bishops over immigration

| Rhina Guidos | September 7, 2017 | 6 Comments

In an interview set to air Sept. 10 on the CBS TV program “60 Minutes,” former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, saying “they need illegal aliens to fill the pews.”

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Supporters of young migrants ask for DACA protection at Washington rally

Supporters of young migrants ask for DACA protection at Washington rally

| Rhina Guidos | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In her last year of high school, concerned about the uncertain future that awaited her as a youth without legal documentation to be in the country, 17-year-old Claudia Quinones took her worries to her Maryland parish.

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Head of Knights of Malta relief efforts says sea rescue is a ‘mission’

Head of Knights of Malta relief efforts says sea rescue is a ‘mission’

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

While European leaders continue to debate how to handle the influx of migrants, the head of the Order of Malta’s Italian relief corps said that search and rescue operations are a human obligation.

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Catholic leaders mourn for victims killed, injured in trafficking tragedy

Catholic leaders mourn for victims killed, injured in trafficking tragedy

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “completely senseless deaths” of 10 people who died of heat exhaustion and suffocation they suffered from being held in a tractor-trailer “is an incomprehensible tragedy,” said Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio.

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Avoiding deportation: Shifting policies leave many on tenterhooks

Avoiding deportation: Shifting policies leave many on tenterhooks

| Mark Pattison | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immigrants facing deportation have won the occasional judicial victory, but getting a judge to hear their case poses the bigger problem in immigrants’ desperate attempt to stay in the United States.

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Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

| Cindy Wooden | May 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

A discussion about religious persecution could open the door to Pope Francis restating his conviction of the moral obligation to welcome strangers, especially those fleeing persecution, terrorism, war and abject poverty.

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Immigration and an Easter people

Immigration and an Easter people

| Jason Adkins | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Easter season is a time to confidently celebrate the victory of Christ over death, once and for all. But the confidence of the resurrection is too often missing from our lives as Christians — in our commission to proclaim the good news, yes, but also in our call to faithful citizenship.

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Parish, school leaders affirm deportation fears affecting families

Parish, school leaders affirm deportation fears affecting families

| May 16, 2017 | 3 Comments

“The children are not immune to what Washington says or what the president says; quite the contrary. They are very much affected by it,” said Brad Capouch, Incarnation’s administrator. “Kids who go to school are concerned about leaving their parents and not knowing if their parents are going to be there when they come home.”

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It’s time to fix the real immigration problem

It’s time to fix the real immigration problem

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 23, 2017

I recently visited the home of local Catholics, Jose and Isabel. Nearly 20 years ago, the couple left Mexico and came to the United States because there was no future for them in their hometown. They would have sought regular work visas to come to the U.S. legally if that possibility had been offered to them. Coming illegally was risky, but a real life was worth it. They both found good jobs and have been working more than full-time and paying taxes since they arrived. They got married in their Catholic parish, and they have three children who are U.S. citizens. Both are actively involved in ministries in their parish and sacrifice to pay what they can so that their children can attend Catholic school. They both speak English, and neither has a criminal record.

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