Immigration

Thumbnail a drawing by a young child in immigration detention for the national inquiry into children in immigration detention 2014 credit  australian human rights commission cna 2 1 'A dark day for Australia': Church laments detention of child asylum seekers

A report detailing the profoundly negative effects of the long-term detention of children seeking asylum in Australia has led Church leaders there...

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Thumbnail los angeles catholic jersey vargas bottom center meets pope francis after the march 26 audience at st peters square credit catholic coalition for immigrati After meeting Pope, daughter of immigrants reunites with father

The young girl who asked Pope Francis to intercede with U.S. President Barack Obama on behalf of the children of deported immigrants has been...

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Thumbnail unaccompanied child july 2014 2 credit katy senour cna cna 7 14 14 4 A look into the rights of child migrants

In 1999, two teenagers froze to death in the hold of a Sabena Airlines Airbus A330 travelling from Guinea to Brussels. Yaguine Koïta and Fodé...

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Recently my daughter’s third-grade teacher decided it would be fun and educational to highlight the tremendous diversity of her classroom. There...

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Thumbnail a mother holds her child after being deported from the united states back to honduras credit johanna kattn semanario fides cna 8 4 14 'American dream' ends in deportation for Honduran moms

Angelica Galvez set off this summer on a grueling, one-month journey to the U.S. – fleeing economic hardship in violence-ridden Honduras and...

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Thumbnail img 2573 toned Archbishop calls for unity, focus on Christ during immigration panel

MODESTO — Fear, uncertainty and terror are part of the immigrant experience in Los Angeles, Archbishop José H. Gomez said Feb. 17 during a panel on...

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Thumbnail archbishop jose h gomez of los angeles american flag cna us catholic news 10 5 12 Archbishop Gomez: avoid 'dead end' on immigration reform

L.A. Archbishop José H. Gomez has called for “interim measures” such as a moratorium on immigration raids and help for undocumented minors in order...

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Many of us have forgotten our immigrant roots. But our Church has always been a Church of immigrants, as our nation has always been a nation of...

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The controversy surrounding Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff statements on his return flight from Mexico – and Donald Trump’s response – should not...

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Thumbnail immigration protests los angeles Archdiocese readies immigrant community for uncertain future

“In parish communities, we have seen uncertainty, fear and restlessness because families don’t know exactly what’s going to happen in the wake of...

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Thumbnail 20170131t0934 7738 cns jordan syrian refugees Asylum Seekers: Beyond political refugee rhetoric

When she was in high school in Iran, Sara’s parents told her she couldn’t go to law school. They had a big fight. “But because of my religion...

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I am writing this week from Modesto, where I am attending a conference sponsored by the Vatican. It is the United States regional meeting of the...

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Thumbnail us to mexico border credit chad zuber via wwwshutterstockcom cna 1 8 16 At the Mexico border, Catholic bishops unite for migrants

Brownsville, Texas, Feb 16, 2017 / 02:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Catholic bishops of both countries stressed the right...

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The bishops of Oceania upheld their solidarity with those traveling across the water to seek asylum in Australia, known locally as "boat people,"...

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Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, invoked the social teaching of multiple popes in a plea for Congress to address the “humanitarian crisis” of...

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Lincoln, Neb., Feb 27, 2017 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Controversial immigration policies issued by United States President Donald Trump’s have...

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Thumbnail crowds turned out for a town hall meeting in los angeles where archbishop jos h gomez spoke on immigration jan 14 2014 courtesy of victor alemn vida nuevacom cna 1 16 14 Bishops' spokesman urges more humane immigration policy

President Barack Obama’s recent action on immigration may indicate a move towards a better approach to immigration, a policy expert for the U.S....

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Thumbnail us mexico border crossing at san ysidro credit josh denmark us customs and border protection cc by sa 20 cna 6 5 14 Bishops: Surge in unaccompanied child migrants a 'crisis'

The migration of unaccompanied children into the U.S. is a “humanitarian crisis” that demands a “comprehensive response” from the government, said...

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