Catholic groups hailed an April 24 decision by a federal judge that said a program that benefits young adults who came into the country without legal permission as minors can still accept new and renewed applications and must maintain protections that prevent those who are enrolled in it from being deported.
As the nation made preparations to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed gratitude for “the gift of immigrants and refugees to the country,” but also appealed for their protection.
The U.S. bishops blame “Congress’ failure,” for the uncertain future being faced by young DACA recipients, who, “along with countless other migrants who truly believe in the American dream, are victims of a broken system.”
Immigrants facing deportation have won the occasional judicial victory, but getting a judge to hear their case poses the bigger problem in immigrants’ desperate attempt to stay in the United States.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law the “anti-sanctuary” measure passed by the Texas Legislature which prohibits cities from providing sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation.
Many attended one of several informational forums taking place at parishes around the diocese intended to educate and inform Mexican citizens of their civil and human rights.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Donald Trump campaigned by saying he would aggressively go after the country’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants, promising deportation forces and a border wall with Mexico paid for by the United States’ neighbor to the south. Time will tell whether he’ll be able to deliver what he promised his supporters, but in two […]
Representatives of community and church organizations working with unauthorized immigrants reported throughout the meeting that they have seen a rising level of fear and uncertainty among Latinos since Trump took office Jan. 20 and started to make good on campaign pledges to crack down on people in the country illegally.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said in a May 25 statement that a planned increase in federal immigration raids is “yet another depressing sign of the failed state of American immigration policy.” The raids were announced in mid-May. Archbishop Gomez’ comment was echoed by Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo, […]
When Paulina Bustillos was 11 years old, her dad didn’t return home one day after work. An undocumented immigrant, he had traveled from St. Cloud to Fargo for his job and no one had heard from him. For a week his family wondered if he was OK, if he had been deported or if he […]
WASHINGTON (CNS) — All eyes are once again on what seems to be an evenly divided Supreme Court, which heard oral arguments April 18 in a major case impacting a U.S. immigration policy. After the 90 minutes of oral arguments in United States v. Texas, the eight Supreme Court justices must now determine if the […]