Immigration - Latest News
Dec 6, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- An immigrant rights group hopes the Maryland legislature will protect migrant workers in the state from labor trafficking and fraud by banning recruitment fees, licensing recruiters for jobs, and prohibiting discrimination in recruitment.
Nov 27, 2018 - 12:03 am .- The Diocese of Brownsville, Texas is pushing back against a government effort to use Church property to aid in the construction of the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. 
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 1, 2018 - 04:44 pm .- A plan floated by President Donald Trump to end “birthright citizenship” through an executive order is likely unconstitutional, according to a law professor at The Catholic University of America.
Oct 25, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- Catholic and Lutheran agencies jointly released a report Oct. 17 to document the two agencies’ role in helping to reunite migrant families separated at the U.S./Mexico border.
Oct 19, 2018 - 11:06 am .- A Baltimore Catholic parish announced that it will begin issuing parish identification cards, with the goal of making undocumented immigrants and members of other vulnerable populations in the city more comfortable reporting crimes and cooperating with the Baltimore Police Department.
Sep 23, 2018 - 11:28 am .- Most of the delegates attending the National V Encuentro conference arrived by plane, or by car if they lived locally enough.
Sep 22, 2018 - 05:09 pm .- When Miriam Joyce of the Diocese of Raleigh talks about immigration, her face folds with concern.
Sep 7, 2018 - 04:14 am .- God needs Christians to be his hands and feet on earth, and to speak out about injustice wherever it happens, especially when hidden by silence, the pope said in an interview published Friday.
Aug 23, 2018 - 02:13 pm .- Before being allowed to celebrate Mass for families housed at a migrant detention center in south Texas, a local priest was made to sign a confidentiality agreement promising that he would not divulge any information regarding the conditions inside.
Jul 18, 2018 - 03:21 am .- A five-day training session in the Archdiocese of Chicago last week gathered leaders from across the country to learn about starting an immigrant-led service ministry in their dioceses.
Jul 2, 2018 - 04:13 pm .- During a visit to the United States’ southern border, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles called for Catholics to lobby Congress to fix the United States’ “dysfunctional” immigration system.  
Jul 2, 2018 - 01:24 pm .- Seeking to hear the stories of migrants and how they have been affected by U.S. detention policy, a delegation of Catholic bishops is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border this week.
Jun 29, 2018 - 04:48 pm .- At a Mass in honor of immigrants on June 24, Archbishop Jose Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles called on Catholics to pray for immigrant families, to speak out against injustice and to demand better solutions from their legislators.
Jun 20, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- A bishop who suggested last week that the Church consider canonical penalties for Catholics involved in the separation of families at the United States’ southern border said Wednesday that penalties are not central to a discussion of immigration reform.
Jun 20, 2018 - 03:35 pm .- The Archbishop of Los Angeles said he “welcomes” an executive order signed Wednesday by President Trump, and called on Congress to act on immigration reform.
Jun 20, 2018 - 06:04 am .- In a new interview with Reuters, Pope Francis backed the U.S. bishops' opposition to the separation of migrant children from their parents at the Mexican border, calling the move “immoral” and “contrary to Catholic values.”
Jun 18, 2018 - 03:59 pm .- A Honduran woman says that federal immigration authorities took her daughter from her arms as she breastfed the child. When she reached out for her daughter, she says she was handcuffed; she stood powerless as her daughter was taken away.
Jun 18, 2018 - 03:57 pm .- In May 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy that seeks to criminally prosecute 100 percent of immigrants who are caught crossing the border illegally.
Jun 15, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- The Trump administration has pointed to the Bible in justifying its “zero-tolerance immigration policy,” which includes the separation of immigrant children from their parents.