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

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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2019-05-24T08:11:05-08:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Immigration|Tags: |11 Comments

Guatemalans make it to Coachella Valley

The following comes from a Dec. 20 story in the Inland Catholic Byte, a publication of the San Bernardino diocese. Beginning in late October, the Diocese began receiving mostly Guatemalan migrants at locations in the lower Coachella Valley, transported by

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2018-12-29T12:59:30-08:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Tijuana archbishop concelebrates Mass, gives homily in Oakland diocese

Work, humanity and bridges of collaboration are needed to make progress in dealing with migration, advises the archbishop of Tijuana, Mexico. The archbishop, Most Rev. Francisco Moreno Barrón, visited the Oakland diocese at the invitation of Bishop Michael C. Barber,

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2019-01-07T11:27:13-08:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Immigration|Tags: , |7 Comments

Tijuana archbishop urges solidarity with Central American migrants

Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tijuana encouraged the faithful in his homily on November 25 to share “from our poverty” with the Central American migrants arriving in the city. Thousands of Central American migrants have reached Tijuana in their attempt

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2018-12-11T15:03:50-08:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Immigration, World|Tags: , , |6 Comments