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Immigration - Latest News
Oct 15, 2019 - 12:19 pm .- Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso issued a pastoral letter Sunday reflecting on the area's history of racism and encouraging Catholics to be a source of justice, after a mass shooting in the city some months ago.
Sep 27, 2019 - 08:30 am .- There are no tourists in Jerusalem’s Talbieh neighborhood. And even locals don’t always notice the Capuchin Franciscans coming and going from a non-descript three-house compound in the neighborhood. It does not stand out. But for many of those who know it, the St. Rachel Center is an indispensable refuge and a source of grace.
Sep 26, 2019 - 05:42 pm .- The Trump administration’s freeze on foreign aid to three Central American countries is harming the people who live there, and could ultimately drive an increase in immigration to the U.S., members of Congress heard this week.
Sep 26, 2019 - 11:15 am .- At a Mass and press conference held at the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas on Wednesday, bishops from the border region emphasized the importance of providing care for migrant families, especially those who share a common faith and baptism with American Catholics.
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.
Sep 9, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- At a Sept. 7 Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles called migrants to witness to America the healing love of Christ, which has the power to restore unity to a divided nation.
Sep 4, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the Archbishop of Newark, blessed a group of protesters on Wednesday, as a they demonstrated in front of the city’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. 
Sep 4, 2019 - 12:09 am .- At the end of their recent semi-annual meeting, Catholic bishops from dioceses along the Texas-Mexico border lamented the challenges facing migrants and called on governments to welcome newcomers and help them adjust to life in a new country.
Aug 21, 2019 - 05:49 pm .- The White House announced on Wednesday that it would look to terminate court-approved limits on detention of migrant children and families, allowing for indefinite detention. The announcement drew strong criticism from a leading Catholic immigration group.
Aug 21, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- With migrant and refugee numbers at a crisis level in Europe and other parts of the world, the international community must act to alleviate the suffering of those forced to leave their homes, a priest said this week.
Aug 13, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has voiced opposition to a new “public charge” policy that could deny visas and green cards to immigrants who use various public welfare programs.
Aug 12, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Mississippi’s Catholic bishops are speaking out against last week’s extensive Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that targeted workers at food processing plants, rounding up and detaining nearly 700 undocumented immigrants.
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 28, 2019 - 05:45 am .- As up to 150 migrants are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, Pope Francis made an appeal to the international community Sunday to act decisively to ensure the safety and dignity of migrants.
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 18, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- A group of Catholics were arrested at the Russell Senate Building on Capitol Hill on Thursday during a peaceful protest organized as a “Catholic Day of Action.”
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.
Jul 4, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- A string of high-profile migrant deaths in the last week should draw our attention to the thousands more that go unreported, and encourage us to welcome migrants, while also working to address the challenges that lead them to leave their homes, said the head of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) this week.
Jul 4, 2019 - 04:00 am .- A Catholic aid agency in El Paso, Texas, has closed a temporary shelter for migrants and asylum seekers released from federal custody, as more asylum seekers are required to wait in Mexico for court dates, and after concerns have been raised about the detention condtions of would-be migrants in government custody.
Jul 3, 2019 - 12:03 am .- The migration ministry in the Diocese of Arica, Chile has announced an aid campaign for the hundreds of migrants facing desperate conditions at a border crossing in the northern part of the country.