Immigrants and refugees, church leaders on immigration issues, government policies on immigration issues

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Why don't Catholics listen to bishops on immigration?

Pope Francis and Donald Trump make little effort to conceal their disagreements. During the 2016 US presidential election, Francis suggested that Trump was “not Christian” for proposing to build a wall along the US-Mexico border – his campaign’s signature policy.

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2019-07-16T06:51:51-07:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Immigration|Tags: |3 Comments

U.S. bishops applaud Supreme Court ruling on census
5-4 ruling blocks inclusion of citizenship question on 2020 census

The US bishops applauded the Supreme Court's June 27 decision blocking the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census under the reasons proffered by the Commerce Department. “We affirm last week’s decision by the Supreme Court that

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2019-07-05T09:05:26-07:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Immigration|7 Comments

San Francisco-area parishioners volunteer at border refugee centers

As the House of Representatives passed legislation June 25 to provide $4.5 billion in emergency funding for humanitarian aid at the U.S.-Mexico border, local Catholics are on the scene, just returning from or heading there to support families seeking

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2019-07-03T07:20:28-07:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Immigration|Tags: |1 Comment

Bishop Kevin Vann writes strongly-worded letter on border crisis

The following is an excerpt from a letter from Bishop Kevin Vann. The letter, published by Orange County Catholic on June 28, calls on the federal government to sign legislation to sufficiently fund border-related humanitarian assistance. Congress adopted a

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2019-07-02T12:57:15-07:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Immigration|11 Comments

Migrant influx overwhelming Border Patrol facilities, Catholic ministries

Officials at U.S. Border Patrol stations are struggling to process a record number of asylum-seeking Central American families. Now, instead of transferring the families to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the border agents are releasing people at shelters and Greyhound

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2019-05-24T08:11:05-07:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Immigration|Tags: |11 Comments