Immigration

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What the bishops say about politics matters – and here's why

Sep 13, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Catholic moral theologians have responded to Steve Bannon's accusation that the U.S. bishops are economically motivated in their stance on... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal plane.

Pope hopes Trump will 'rethink' DACA decision on pro-life grounds

Sep 11, 2017

By Elise Harris, Hannah Brockhaus

During a press conference Sunday aboard the papal plane from Colombia to Rome, Pope Francis said that though he is... Read more

Steve Bannon speaking at the 2017 CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland.

'Outrageous and insulting' – US bishops reject Bannon's immigration remarks

Sep 7, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday sharply rejected claims by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon that the bishops... Read more

Bishop Tobin: Ending DACA shatters lives. So does abortion.

Sep 5, 2017

Many Americans are justifiably outraged at the lives that will be shattered by the cancellation of DACA – but that... Read more

Arizona, New Mexico bishops ask Trump to keep DACA

Sep 1, 2017

The Catholic bishops of Arizona and New Mexico have joined the growing chorus of voices calling on President Donald Trump... Read more

Archbishop Gomez prods President Trump to change DACA position

Aug 29, 2017

President Donald Trump’s promise to treat undocumented minors with “great heart” needs to be reflected in policy that gives them... Read more

Texas bishop: Don't deport mother of young cancer patient

Aug 9, 2017

Deportation to Mexico of the mother of a cancer-stricken girl would be cruelty, the Bishop of El Paso has said.  Read more

US-Mexican border in Arizona.

As vote looms, here's what bishops think about Trump's border wall

Jul 26, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As Congress prepares to vote on whether to fund the further construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, bishops... Read more

Police line Caution tape.

Deaths in smuggler's truck 'completely senseless,' Texas archbishop says

Jul 23, 2017

The deaths of at least nine people due to heat in an alleged immigrant smuggler’s truck parked in San Antonio... Read more

Christian refugees in Erbil, Iraq. Photo courtesy of International Christian Concern.

Supreme Court order affects thousands of refugees seeking US entry

Jul 20, 2017

Grandparents and other family members are temporarily exempt from the travel and refugee bans implemented by President Donald Trump, the... Read more

Bishops to Trump: Don't abandon young people to deportation

Jul 20, 2017

Undocumented young people brought to the U.S. by their parents contribute to American society and deserve continued protections from the... Read more

Don’t send Chaldeans back to persecution in Iraq, advocates plead

Jul 10, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After a federal judge again halted the deportation of over 1,000 Chaldeans from the U.S., advocates for the detainees insisted... Read more

US Capitol dome.

House passes pair of bills aimed at tighter immigration enforcement

Jul 10, 2017

The United States House of Representatives on June 29 passed two bills in an effort to crack down on undocumented... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez at the second annual Immigration Summit at Christ Cathedral, Feb. 27, 2016. Courtesy of the LA Archdiocese.

Immigration in the spotlight with LA Mass, resource website

Jun 19, 2017

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles stressed the importance of unity at a Mass recognizing immigrants, as the archdiocese launched... Read more

As Iraqi Christians await deportation, bishop points to suffering Body of Christ

Jun 15, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Advocates for Chaldean Christians detained by federal immigration enforcement are in a race against time to halt their deportation back... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at the Pontifical North American College on May 2, 2015.

US bishops stress compassion, clarity in immigration panel

Jun 15, 2017

In their discussion Wednesday on spiritual, pastoral and policy support for immigrants, the U.S. bishops highlighted the need for compassion,... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City flag from the roof of a nearby building on June 5, 2015.

Vatican group meets to discuss situation of migrants around the world

Jun 14, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican section on Migrants and Refugees met this week with Church leaders from around the world to hear about... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Francis: Migrant crises require focus on reality, dialogue, commitment

Jun 12, 2017

Pope Francis sent a letter last week to the Latin American Parliament as they discuss migration in the region, encouraging... Read more

Maryland bishops call for compassion, prudence on immigration

Jun 1, 2017

The Maryland Catholic Conference has issued a statement of guiding principles for Catholics and state legislators to better encounter immigrants... Read more

Catholic academics urge protection of undocumented students

May 24, 2017

In the wake of increased government crackdown on immigration, a letter was sent to the Department of Homeland Security voicing... Read more