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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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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Thumbnail archbishop jos h gomez at the second annual immigration summit at christ cathedral feb 27 2016 courtesy of the la archdiocese cna 2 29 16 Archbishop Gomez calls on Congress to pass Dream Act

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 24, 2017 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Too many young people are threatened with deportation because their parents brought...

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Thumbnail archbishop jose horacio gomez of los angeles california at a press briefing on the synod on the family at the holy see press office on october 22 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 1 Archbishop Gomez: English wasn't America's first language

Washington D.C., Mar 30, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In recent months, national debates over immigration and deportation have reached a fever...

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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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Thumbnail vp gomez 2 Archbishop Gomez prods President Trump to change DACA position

President Donald Trump’s promise to treat undocumented minors with “great heart” needs to be reflected in policy that gives them legal protection,...

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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 daca workshop los angeles Archdiocese, Catholic Charities hold DACA renewal workshops

On Sept. 27, Pope Francis launched a two-year worldwide campaign — Share the Journey/Comparte el Camino — to show solidarity with, and to reach out...

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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 shutterstock 241738228 Archdiocese to offer Novena in spiritual preparation for Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is praying a special Novena in spiritual preparation for the annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants which will...

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Thumbnail 20150720cnsbr0427 Arizona, New Mexico bishops ask Trump to keep DACA

The Catholic bishops of Arizona and New Mexico have joined the growing chorus of voices calling on President Donald Trump to maintain the Deferred...

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Thumbnail deportation refugees credit mia studio shutterstock cna As Iraqi Christians await deportation, bishop points to suffering Body of Christ

Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 15, 2017 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Advocates for Chaldean Christians detained by federal immigration enforcement are in...

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Thumbnail us mexican border in arizona credit chess ocampo shutterstock cna As vote looms, here's what bishops think about Trump's border wall

Washington D.C., Jul 26, 2017 / 03:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Congress prepares to vote on whether to fund the further construction of a wall along...

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