The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked part of a lower court ruling that would have allowed certain refugees into the country even though they had been banned by a presidential executive order.
The Justice Department said it would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a lower court’s ruling that rejected the Trump administration’s limits on who can be allowed into the United States under the administration’s travel ban.
Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the migrant and refugee section of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, spoke at a meeting in Vienna Sept. 4-5 that was part of the U.N. process for developing and adopting a Global Compact for Migration and a Global Compact on Refugees.
Although the Department of Homeland Security will immediately stop accepting applications to the DACA program, current recipients would not be affected until March 5, which Sessions said will “create a time period for Congress to act — should it choose.”
Callista Gingrich testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 18 for her confirmation hearing as President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
The Supreme Court announced June 26 it would temporarily allow the Trump administration’s plan to ban of refugees from six majority-Muslim countries, unless those refugees had “bona fide” relationships with parties in the United States, meaning certain family members, employees or universities.
The court announced June 26 that until its hears the case in the fall and weighs a decision, it would allow part of the ban to be implemented and some “foreign nationals” will be barred from entering the country.
President Donald Trump’s executive order went into litigation almost as soon as it was issued Jan. 27 and now Supreme Court of the United States said that this fall it will hear a case involving the travel ban, which seeks to delay entry into the country by immigrants from six majority-Muslim countries and one that suspends, for a time, the entry of all refugees.
Canada welcomed World Refugee Day June 20 with at least 45,000 already-sponsored refugees scattered across the globe, stuck waiting as long as four years while their ready-and-willing sponsors marvel at the willingness of the Canadian government bureaucracy to squander their dedication, faith and goodwill.
Chalice made from the wood of a refugee boat from Lamedusa was shown by Holy Cross Father Daniel Groody as he spoke of the tensions in the topic of immigration, human rights, civil law and natural law, and national security and human security to the U.S. Bishops June 14.
Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, noted the U.S. bishops for years have pushed for comprehensive immigration reform, but the nation’s refugee and immigration policy, he said, is going the opposite direction, with a renewed emphasis on enforcement-only efforts.
Pope Francis speaks to the defense of the life, dignity and human rights of migrants and refugees and the current global migration crisis requires international cooperation and policies that “respect both those who welcome and those who are welcomed.”
The first three refugee families from Syria welcomed by the Vatican left their temporary homes to start their new lives in Italy, and three new families took their places in Vatican apartments.