Immigration

Somali refugees are escorted by a United Airlines representative as they arrive at the airport on Feb. 13, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. (CNS photo/Brian Losness, Reuters)
Joshua P. Cohen January 21, 2021
President Trump has virtually ended refugee admissions to the United States, Joshua P. Cohen writes, but Joe Biden can restore our leadership as a humanitarian nation.
Workers Justice Project Director Gonzalo Cruz, left, and organizer Juan Carlos Romero watch President Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on TV in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York. The Workers Justice Project is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that helps immigrants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
J. Kevin Appleby January 21, 2021
President Joe Biden has restarted the debate over immigration with a sweeping reform bill. Passage will not be easy, but the Catholic community can help achieve a long-overdue victory.
Young women put to work at a Fe y Alegria program in Soyapango, El Salvador. The training program is one of about 20 across Central America that partner with YouthBuild, a program of Catholic Relief Services that trains young people in various work skills so they can avoid emigrating. (CNS photo/Oscar Leiva, Silverlight for Catholic Relief Services)
J.D. Long-García January 21, 2021
The Biden administration has vowed to invest $4 billion in Central America to address factors that drive immigration to the United States—economic insecurity, violence, environmental crises and government corruption.
Gabriela Romeri January 19, 2021
The longtime U.S. maltreatment of refugees and asylum seekers cannot be waved away by a new president.
Workers inside a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, pork processing plant wear protective gear and are separated by plastic partitions as they carve up meat. (Photo courtesy Smithfield Foods via AP)
Kevin Clarke January 13, 2021
 “Covid knows no boundaries or immigration status; it is an indiscriminate killer.”
Central American migrants are seen inside an enclosure in El Paso, Texas
Valerie Schultz December 28, 2020
The Holy Innocents of today continue to arrive and ask for our help. The way we welcome them or neglect them tells the story of who we are.