Tag: Migrant children

Migrant children will suffer most under new detention rule, says bishop

Migrant children will suffer most under new detention rule, says bishop

| August 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee said Aug. 23 sees “heartbreaking consequences for immigrant children” in a final rule issued by the Trump administration that allows the federal government to hold immigrant children in family detention indefinitely.

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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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‘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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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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Mercy sisters decry report of immigrant children moved to tent city

Mercy sisters decry report of immigrant children moved to tent city

| Carol Zimmermann | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas said they are “outraged and appalled” by a recent report of migrant children being moved to a tent city in Texas, adding that what is happening now “pales in comparison to the trauma and uncertainty these young girls and boys and their families will experience for years to come.”

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Bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children

Bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children

| Rhina Guidos | June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

From Denver to New York City, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the U.S. from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America.

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