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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 106th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES September 27, 2020

 

At Mexican camp near U.S. border, asylum-seekers grow more desperate -America Magazine,  9.9.2020

Documentary follows four children's asylum quest in a broken US system -

National Catholic Reporter, 8.15.2020

 

 

Pope: Migrants seeking new life end up instead in ‘hell’ of detention, Crux

 

 

COVID 19 and Refugee Resettlement - Frequently Asked Questions, Justice for Immigrants

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis While Protecting Asylum Seekers, Justice for Immigrants

Coronavirus Is Spreading across Borders, But It Is Not a Migration Problem, Migration Policy Institute

 

 

See the "Faces of DACA" - Ignatian Solidarity Network

 

"U.S. Bishop Chairmen Voice Opposition to Proclamation That Further Restricts Immigration and Family Reunification" Justice for Immigrants, 2.2.20

 

 

"U.S. CATHOLIC BISHOPS RESPOND TO RECENT SUPREME COURT DECISION ON PUBLIC CHARGE" - Ignatian Solidarity Network, 1.31.2020

"HOPE BORDER INSTITUTE REPORTS ON DEVASTATING IMPACTS OF REMAIN IN MEXICO POLICY" - Ignatian Solidarity Network, 1.30, 2020

 

We Must Help and Save; We Are All Responsible for Our Neighbor’s Life, Says the Pope - Zenit, 12.19.19


 

Migrant and Refugee Fact Sheet - Education for Justice.org

 

Archbishop Thomas Wenski raises 'prophetic voice' on immigration at University of Miami forum - Archdiocese of Miami, 11.12.19

Key facts about refugees to the U.S. Pew Research Center, 10.7.19

Bishop Seitz, Bishop of El Paso, has issued a powerful Pastoral Letter  on racism following the El Paso shooting. 

 

 

"Pope laments countries that sell weapons but refuse to take in refugees from conflicts" - Crux, 9.29.19

 

 

Global Fragility Act - Congress thinks big to tackle a defining crisis of our times - The Hill

5 bishops spent a week visiting migrants at the border—and they’re worried. America Magazine online, 9.26.19

“The Catholic social tradition recognizes the right of sovereign nations to control their borders, but the right is not understood to be absolute. In the case of blatant human rights violations, the right to state sovereignty is relativized by the tradition’s primary commitment to protecting human dignity.” Kristin Heyer, Professor, Boston College - America Magazine online, 9.23.19

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees reports 5.6 million Syrian refugees. The United States accepted just 62 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2018. -  America Magazine Online, 9.23.19

Administration Considers a Drastic Cut in Refugees Allowed to Enter U.S. NYTimes.com,  9.6.19

 

 

Migrants Undergoing Lifesaving Care Can Now Be Deported - The New York Times, 8.29.19

New ruling  - "Homeland Security officials said the rule would eliminate a 20-day cap for detaining migrant children and create a new license regime that would make it easier for federal officials to expand family detention nationwide." - Washington Post, 8.21.19

10 Things You Should Know about the New Flores Regulations, Justice for Immigrants

 

"The announcement that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement is extraordinarily troubling. We are gravely concerned about the families, and particularly the children, who will face indeterminable amounts of time in detention and the emotional and psychological effects this will impose on them for the rest of their lives. ... "  Catholic Charities USA, 8.22.19

New Public Charge Rule - The new public charge rule creates a higher standard that immigrant applicants must meet to prove they are not likely to enroll in a public assistance program - "How to Talk About the Public Charge Rule"  - Justice for Immigrants

Chairs of USCCB's Committees on Migration and Domestic Justice and Human Development Express Deep Concern Over New Rule on Individuals and Families that Access Public Benefits - Justice for Immigrants, 8.13.19

Backgrounder on “Public Charge”  -  What You Need to Know About the New Rule and Its Impact on Legal Immigrants and their Families - Justice for Immigrants, 8.19

"The myth of the self-sufficient immigrant that’s fueling the White House’s draconian policy" America Magazine  online  8.14.19

Sr. Norma Pimentel, LCWR award recipient, embraces 'holy chaos' of her ministry to migrants - Global Sisters Report, 8.17.19

 

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