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A group of migrants from South America crosses the Rio Bravo border between Mexico and the United States to request asylum.

Mexican bishop expresses Church’s concern for unaccompanied child migrants

May 5, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Auxiliary Bishop Francisco Javier Acero said those who suffer the most are “unaccompanied minors.” Read more

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appoints judges to Miami's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, March 27, 2019.

DeSantis spokeswoman charges Miami archbishop with lying about governor's migration remarks

Feb 16, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The governor of Florida is taking issue with an ad campaign featuring a quote from Archbishop Thomas Wenski criticizing the... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks to the media after a press conference, Oct. 19, 2012.

Miami archbishop decries DeSantis' immigration comments

Feb 12, 2022

By Kate Olivera

The Archbishop of Miami has decried Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ comments this week belittling the plight of unaccompanied minors fleeing... Read more

Long Beach Convention Center, one of the shelters for unaccompanied migrant children

Los Angeles clergy celebrate Mass for unaccompanied migrant children

May 26, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been celebrating Masses this month for hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children... Read more

Underage and undocumented, young migrants confined to Texas tent city

Oct 1, 2018

Hundreds of undocumented migrant children and teens have been moved to a tent city in a Texas desert, months after... Read more

Crowds attend a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com.

Bishops disappointed as Trump administration ends migration program for minors

Aug 22, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After the Trump administration ended a parole program for young migrants from Central America, the head of the U.S. bishops’... Read more

Pope Francis with a group of disabled children, led by Unitalsi Lazio in Santa Martha on May 29, 2015.

When it comes to migration, children are the first to suffer, Pope says

Oct 13, 2016

By Elise Harris

As images of children crushed by bombs or washed up at sea are becoming an increasingly daily sight, Pope Francis’... Read more

How threats to religious freedom could harm unaccompanied minors

Feb 24, 2015

Catholic and Evangelical humanitarian agencies are among the U.S. groups responding to the massive influx of unaccompanied minors from Latin... Read more

Unaccompanied Child.

A look into the rights of child migrants

Nov 29, 2014

By Mary Farrow

In 1999, two teenagers froze to death in the hold of a Sabena Airlines Airbus A330 travelling from Guinea to... Read more

U.S. Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

Bishop cites teaching of Popes in push to protect migrant kids

Jun 27, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, invoked the social teaching of multiple popes in a plea for Congress to... Read more