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Asylum seekers - Latest News
Sep 10, 2019 - 12:08 pm .- A Catholic group is suing the Trump administration over the restriction of protections granted to asylum seekers in the U.S.
Jul 31, 2019 - 12:25 am .- A Catholic diocese has teamed up with a local immigration aid group to help refugees on the western Texas-Mexico border.
Jul 25, 2019 - 03:04 pm .- A federal judge in California has issued a temporary injunction against the Trump administration’s new rule limiting asylum eligibility on the southern U.S. border.
Jul 22, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- If reports of major cuts to the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum programs are true they are alarming, the chair of the US bishops' migration committee said Friday.
Jul 16, 2019 - 01:05 pm .- The president of U.S. bishops’ conference issued a statement on Tuesday condemning a newly-announced rule on asylum eligibility at the southern border.
Jul 15, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Trump administration announced a new rule on Monday, changing the asylum application process along the U.S.-Mexco border.
Jul 11, 2019 - 05:17 pm .- A Catholic agency in Tucson, Arizona is hoping to transform an unused portion of a juvenile detention center into housing facilities for immigrants seeking asylum.
Apr 9, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- Asylum seekers crossing the southern border may no longer have to return to Mexico while their cases are heard after a federal judge blocked the Department of Homeland Security’s Migrant Protection Protocols.
Mar 14, 2019 - 06:32 pm .- Catholic leaders released a statement this week in disagreement with the United States’ expansion of a policy that restricts asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jan 5, 2019 - 04:28 am .- The bishops of Papua New Guinea have issued a renewed plea on behalf of the nearly 500 refugees and asylum seekers being held in indefinite detention in deteriorating conditions.
Nov 20, 2018 - 04:22 pm .- The Trump administration’s new rules limiting asylum for undocumented immigrants was wrong, says a federal judge who ruled they can still claim asylum even if they do not cross the border at an official point of entry.
Nov 9, 2018 - 02:48 pm .- US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Friday morning that would prohibit those who entered the United States illegally through the southern border from applying for asylum.
Aug 9, 2018 - 05:30 pm .- Immigration activists have made a legal challenge to the government’s criteria for migrants seeking asylum on Tuesday, saying that the grounds outlined were too narrow and should be expanded.
Jul 11, 2018 - 11:11 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded a recent federal ruling that barred the Trump administration from detaining asylum seekers without case review.
Jun 13, 2018 - 07:36 am .- At the opening of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ general assembly on Wednesday, the conference president issued a statement condemning the Trump administration’s adoption of stricter asylum policies and its policy of family separation at the US-Mexico border.
Jun 13, 2018 - 12:04 am .- A ruling by the U.S. attorney general that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence may no longer qualify for asylum could “close the door” on the most vulnerable, warned a refugee official with the U.S. bishops’ conference.  
May 30, 2018 - 05:06 pm .- An unprecedented 66 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by conflict and violence, according to a report released Wednesday the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Nov 10, 2017 - 11:27 am .- Extending Honduran migrants’ protected status is the “right thing to do” because of the dangerous situation in their country, the U.S. bishops have said.
Jun 6, 2017 - 04:47 pm .- Ireland's Catholic bishops have praised a Supreme Court decision in the country that will allow asylum seekers to find work while their status is being decided.
Apr 15, 2016 - 03:04 pm .- Pope Francis’ visit on Saturday with refugees in Greece will show solidarity with those in need and demonstrate a shared Christian commitment to helping them, according to the Vatican spokesman.