Tag: Immigrant Caravan

Catholic migrant advocates have mixed reaction to Tijuana border events

Catholic migrant advocates have mixed reaction to Tijuana border events

| David Agren | November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The chaotic scene in Tijuana Nov. 25 — when migrants, including women and children, were repelled from the U.S. border with tear gas — prompted the closure of one of the world’s busiest border crossings. It also showed the increasing impatience and despair of thousands of caravan participants, who could spend months in an uncomfortable camp as they wait to present asylum claims to U.S. officials.

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Caravan heads to Mexico City; Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

Caravan heads to Mexico City; Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

| David Agren | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The caravan of migrants making its way through Mexico has started arriving in Mexico City, where the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the world’s most-visited Marian shrine, has opened its shelter for pilgrims to weary Central American migrants.

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Priest: Few at Mexico-U.S. border will have asylum claims accepted

Priest: Few at Mexico-U.S. border will have asylum claims accepted

| David Agren | May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first members of the Central American caravan of migrants have been allowed to make asylum claims, but a Scalabrinian priest said “very, very few” have their applications accepted.

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