Immigration

The Editors August 14, 2019
The Trump administration’s immigration policies betray a profound misunderstanding of what drives the tired and poor to our shores and borders, the Editors write.
Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, speaks during a briefing at the White House, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Trump is trying to move the United States toward a system that focuses on immigrants’ skills instead of emphasizing the reunification of families.
Migrants rest near a Mexican immigration center where migrants set up camp in Matamoros, Mexico, on Aug. 1. Turning Mexican border cities into waiting rooms for asylum seekers may be the Trump administration’s most forceful response yet to a surge of migrants, many of them Central American families. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)
J.D. Long-García August 13, 2019
“Let me be clear: This is not a political statement,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “This is a statement of principle. This is about helping people who need our help right now.”
“I will not sit in silence while my parents are taken away,” read a sign carried by two Hispanic boys.
Pope Francis greets pilgrims as he arrives for his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Aug. 7. (CNS photo/Vatican Media via Reuters) 
Gerard O’Connell August 09, 2019
In a wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis warned of “sovereignism” as a force that leads to isolation and even war, and he discussed the ecological imperatives of the Synod on the Amazon.
Friends, coworkers and family watch as U.S. immigration officials raid the Koch Foods Inc., plant in Morton, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday and signaled that the early-morning strikes were part of a large-scale operation targeting owners as well as employees. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
The near-term hardship “won’t hit for a week or two,” Bishop Kopacz said. But “as time goes on this month, there’s going to be some real crises.”