Tag: Trump administration

Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy expanded to now include Brazilians

Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy expanded to now include Brazilians

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

By requiring Brazilians seeking asylum in the United States to stay in Mexico while their immigration cases are reviewed is an unacceptable expansion of the Trump administration’s already “indefensible program,” said a Catholic bishop who heads a Texas border diocese.

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DACA recipients undaunted moments before visiting Congress

DACA recipients undaunted moments before visiting Congress

| Mark Pattison | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Three young adults of the estimated 700,000 with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status remain undaunted after years of little to no action on their behalf in Congress and the courts, including the Nov. 12 Supreme Court hearing that could permit the Trump administration to cancel the program.

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HHS issues proposal on faith-based agencies’ adoption, foster placements

HHS issues proposal on faith-based agencies’ adoption, foster placements

| November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration Nov. 1 announced a proposed rule to allow faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to follow their deeply held religious beliefs and not place children with same-sex couples.

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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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Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on 2020 citizenship census question

Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on 2020 citizenship census question

| Carol Zimmermann | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in April about the Trump administration’s push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census and its decision will come just in the nick of time, since the Census Bureau needs to begin printing forms for the every-10 years-questionnaire this summer.

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Another legal fight likely looms over child immigration detention

Another legal fight likely looms over child immigration detention

| Rhina Guidos | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

In what is likely to result in another legal showdown over immigration, the Trump administration is seeking to set down new rules that would allow government officials to detain children in immigration detention facilities — this time accompanied by their undocumented parents — for longer periods of time than currently allowed.

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Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration Oct. 6 issued interim rules expanding the exemption to the contraceptive mandate for religious employers, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, who object on moral grounds to covering contraceptive and abortion-inducing drugs and devices in their employee health insurance.

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Cristo Rey community says DeVos intrigued by school’s education model

Cristo Rey community says DeVos intrigued by school’s education model

| John Shaughnessy | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

As Precious Mayfield and Froylan Avila awaited the arrival of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at their school May 23, the two students talked about the impact that Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis has had on them and their families.

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