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"We had to sue the Biden administration to get them to release these documents,” American Accountability Foundation President Thomas Jones told "EWTN News Nightly" anchor Tracy Sabol. “When the documents came out, we [understood] why we had to sue them.”

Catholic-run Pennsylvania migrant facility criticized for ‘deplorable’ conditions

May 22, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Emails show a Department of Homeland Security official relaying an April 2021 report from a worker out of Pennsylvania on... Read more

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at a news conference in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2021.

Texas attorney general targets Catholic nonprofit, alleges it facilitates illegal immigration

Feb 21, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is trying to shut down a Catholic nonprofit organization in El Paso. Read more

(Left to right) Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas; Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, Texas; and Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson, Arizona.

Senate border deal criticized by bishops, other Catholics from all directions 

Feb 6, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to Senate leaders in which they expressed “serious concerns” about the... Read more

Migrants take part in a caravan toward the border with the United States in Arriaga community, Chiapas State, Mexico, on Jan. 8, 2024.

U.S. and Mexican bishops present proposals to help migrants

Jan 12, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The Catholic bishops of the Mexico-Texas border region issued a joint call Jan. 10 to improve the situation of migrants... Read more

Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez presides over the Diocese of San Cristóbal de las Casas in the Mexico-Guatemala border region.

Bishop decries ‘scourge of violence’ by organized crime on Mexico’s southern border

Dec 28, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez warned that “organized crime keeps people besieged, confined, intimidated, and threatened, harming them more every day.” Read more

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento, California.

Office of Gov. Ron DeSantis confirms sending migrants to Catholic Charities in California

Jun 8, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Amid criticism and calls for investigation into “kidnapping,” the Florida Division of Emergency Management said the migrants’ travels were “voluntary.” Read more

Venezuelan migrants receive food while waiting for information to enter Peru in Arica, at the Chile-Peru border, on May 4, 2023.

Bishop on Venezuelan migrant crisis: ‘Serious thing’ to sacrifice people for failed system

May 10, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Bishop Marco Antonio Cortez Lara called it a shame when governments “get lost in these tangles of ideologies and sacrifice... Read more

Migrants in Mexico

Miami archbishop says Florida immigration bill criminalizes ‘empathy’ toward the undocumented

Apr 14, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A representative of all eight of Florida’s bishops testified against the bill last month, saying that such a law would... Read more

A male Border Patrol agent in La Joya, Texas, speaks in November 2021 with a Honduran man holding his daughter and waiting to be transported to a processing center after turning himself in to seek asylum.

Facing criticism, CatholicVote head says 'let's get the facts' about Catholic charities' role helping migrants

Feb 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

In an exclusive interview with CNA, CatholicVote's Brian Burch explains the group's controversial legal efforts to obtain copies of "all... Read more

Demonstrators during a "Catholic Day of Action" gather in the Russell Senate building on Capitol Hill, July 18, 2019.

Priests and sisters arrested with protestors at immigration demonstration on Capitol Hill

Jul 18, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A group of Catholics were arrested at the Russell Senate Building on Capitol Hill on Thursday during a peaceful protest... Read more

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement portrayed with the US flag. Via Shutterstock

Raids on undocumented migrants to go ahead, Trump announces

Jul 11, 2019

Planned raids to detain and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants will go ahead after a postponement of several weeks, the... Read more

Closeup of border fence between US and Mexico in Nogales, Arizona. Via Shutterstock.

Congress hears testimony on 'Kids in cages' at the border

Jul 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Members of Congress heard testimony on Wednesday about harsh conditions in migrant detention facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border, including from... Read more

Migrants are detained north of the U.S. border.

People not politics: Pro-life groups unite to send aid to the border

Jun 28, 2019

By Mary Farrow

Reports of children with matted hair, inadequate sleep and no access to showers or clean clothes. A published photo of... Read more