Tag: Migration

‘Migrants are persons like us’: Border bishops offer prayers after deaths

‘Migrants are persons like us’: Border bishops offer prayers after deaths

| Rhina Guidos | July 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops from both sides of the border near McAllen, Texas, issued a joint statement expressing condolences to the families of migrant children and parents who recently drowned trying to cross the river into the United States.

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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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Vatican official: With migration, cooperation is better than isolationism

Vatican official: With migration, cooperation is better than isolationism

| Carol Glatz | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican praised the adoption by more than 160 nations of a key agreement on global migration, saying today’s migration challenges are better tackled together than with “isolationist” stances.

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Vatican official: With migration, cooperation is better than isolationism

Vatican official: With migration, cooperation is better than isolationism

| Carol Glatz | December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican praised the adoption by more than 160 nations of a key agreement on global migration, saying today’s migration challenges are better tackled together than with “isolationist” stances.

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Protecting family unity, family life key to migration compact, says nuncio

Protecting family unity, family life key to migration compact, says nuncio

| July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s nuncio to the United nations welcomed the “inclusion and added emphasis on the right to family unity and to family life” in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

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Migration is about people, not numbers, pope says

Migration is about people, not numbers, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Migrants seeking a better life in other countries must not be viewed with suspicion but rather defended and protected, no matter their status, Pope Francis said.

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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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Bishops throw support behind another bill to protect undocumented youth

Bishops throw support behind another bill to protect undocumented youth

| April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration announced support April 25 for a bipartisan bill that provides a pathway to citizenship for young adults brought into the country as minors without legal documentation. The proposed bill also calls for an increase in security at the border between Mexico and the U.S., an increase in immigration judges and ties U.S. aid to certain Central American countries based on their efforts to address smuggling and steps to combat corruption as well as to strengthening rule of law at home.

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Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, pope says

Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, pope says

| January 15, 2018 | 6 Comments

Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead to a refusal to help people in need.

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Bishops’ migration chairman asks for extension of immigration status

Bishops’ migration chairman asks for extension of immigration status

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration said some migrants from Honduras and El Salvador cannot safely return to their home countries in the near future and should have a special immigration permit extended.

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Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban

Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban

| February 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries that also temporarily suspended the country’s refugee resettlement program.

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Church in forefront of helping refugees, immigrants

Church in forefront of helping refugees, immigrants

| January 17, 2013

Here in our archdiocese, our Catholic Charities, with the support of Catholic Services Appeal dollars, has provided migration and refugee services for over 30 years

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