Tag: Immigration

New rules could extend time migrant children, families spend in detention

New rules could extend time migrant children, families spend in detention

| Rhina Guidos | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration has moved to cast aside an agreement that previously limited the amount of time the government could detain migrant children.

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Schools try to curb migration from Guatemala with little success

Schools try to curb migration from Guatemala with little success

| David Agren | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Carlos Rene Osorio pitches parents in rural Guatemala on the value of keeping their kids in school, rather than migrating with them to the United States.

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Bishop urges lawmakers to end ‘stranglehold’ on immigration to U.S.

Bishop urges lawmakers to end ‘stranglehold’ on immigration to U.S.

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Pennsylvania bishop has called on U.S. lawmakers “to please work as hard as you can” on legislation that “releases the unnecessary stranglehold on immigration to the United States that has caused tragic and inhumane consequences.”

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Census to go forward without citizenship question

Census to go forward without citizenship question

| Carol Zimmermann | July 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a July 11 announcement from the Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said he was ending his efforts to add a citizenship question to the census and would instead direct federal agencies by executive order to provide data about the country’s citizens and noncitizens to the U.S. Commerce Department.

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U.S. bishops join pope reacting to photos of drowned migrant father, child

U.S. bishops join pope reacting to photos of drowned migrant father, child

| June 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Warning: A graphic photo accompanies this story

U.S. bishops joined Pope Francis in expressing sadness after seeing photos of the lifeless bodies of a migrant father and his daughter who drowned near the U.S. border with Mexico.

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As immigration deterrent, Trump threatens Mexico with tariffs

As immigration deterrent, Trump threatens Mexico with tariffs

| Rhina Guidos | June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on Mexico, whom his administration blames lately for an increasing number of immigrants at the southern U.S. border.

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Catholics join faith leaders gathered to remember child deaths at border

Catholics join faith leaders gathered to remember child deaths at border

| Rhina Guidos | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jesus would be “indignant” and hold accountable those responsible for the deaths of at least five migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, said Sister Marie Lucey of the Franciscan Action Network, one several faith leaders who on May 23 participated in a vigil to remember the young migrants.

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Immigration advocates express concerns about Trump immigration plan

Immigration advocates express concerns about Trump immigration plan

Catholic immigration advocates raised concerns about a proposal from President Donald Trump that would reshape U.S. immigration policy to incorporate a “merit-based” system that prioritizes high-skilled workers over those with family already in the country.

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Driver’s license arguments in Minnesota raise questions about morality, justice

Driver’s license arguments in Minnesota raise questions about morality, justice

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

A complex swirl of emotions, moral and legal questions drive the nation’s debate on immigration and the presence of more than 10 million undocumented people in the United States.

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Religious sister publicly thanked by Pope Francis to be part of immigration panel

Religious sister publicly thanked by Pope Francis to be part of immigration panel

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

A sister from Texas who was publicly thanked by Pope Francis in 2015 for her immigration work will appear on a panel discussing immigration April 9 at Pax Christi in Eden Prairie.

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DACA recipient knows ups, downs in immigration rules

DACA recipient knows ups, downs in immigration rules

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Alejandra Chavez Rivas, 29, knows the ups and downs of immigration rules.

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‘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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