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Migrants wait to be processed after crossing the border on Jan. 6, 2023, near Yuma, Ariz. The Biden administration says it will generally deny asylum to migrants who show up at the U.S. southern border without first seeking protection in a country they passed through. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
President Biden said the right things during the 2020 campaign, but his immigration policy is beginning to resemble that of Donald Trump.
people going into a vehicle next to the border wall with mexico
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Mark J. Seitz
President Biden's immigration policy and asylum rules are morally deficient, as vulnerable migrants are dying on their way to the United States from their home countries.
FaithShort Take
J.D. Long-García
Pope Francis sees the embrace of migrants as a new ‘frontier’ for mission, a privileged opportunity to proclaim Jesus Christ and the Gospel message, in accordance with his Ignatian worldview.
President Joe Biden walks along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Two days before the president’s arrival in El Paso, Bishop Seitz had released a statement on behalf of the U.S. bishops critical of the Biden administration’s recently announced immigration plans.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
While some like to talk about Benedict being “conservative” and Francis “liberal,” they both have strongly upheld Catholic teaching on migration.
A man wearing black clerical clothing faces the camera, wearing a bracelet
Giovanna Dell’Orto – Associated Press
The migration crisis roiling the borderlands is literally in the backyard Bishop Seitz, the new chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ migration committee.