Migrants from Honduras walk toward Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas, to turn themselves in on March 29, 2021. (CNS photo/Edgard Garrido, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joanna Williams
Many migrants and asylum seekers are parents doing their best to make difficult decisions, writes Joanna Williams, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative. That recognition should guide our border policies.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mary Beth YountMichael M. Canaris
We cannot continue to punish the children of immigrants and create a caste of undereducated residents, write Mary Beth Yount and Michael M. Canaris. All college students should be eligible for federal loan and grant programs.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joseph McAuley
Americans with Irish ancestry have always balanced patriotism with an appreciation of their roots. And their identity should include solidarity with today’s immigrants.
Migrant children from Central America take refuge from the rain in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle in Penitas, Texas, March 14, 2021, as they await to be transported after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
Some things have changed on the southern border, but a lot of things remain the same, according to Catholic humanitarian groups on the ground.
A woman wrapped in a blanket crosses the street near downtown Dallas, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Temperatures dropped into the single digits as snow shut down air travel and grocery stores. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Rolling blackouts and more bad weather on the way have most Texans hunkering down under blankets and trying to stay as warm. Conditions on both sides of the border were challenging.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
Joe Biden has signed eight executive orders related to immigration in his first two weeks in office. These measures are important first steps, but immigration reform must move beyond executive orders.