People mainly from Morocco stand on the shore as the Spanish Army cordons off a beach at the border of Morocco and Spain in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on May 18. Ceuta faced a humanitarian crisis after thousands of Moroccans took advantage of relaxed border control in their country to swim or paddle in inflatable boats into European soil. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Bridget Ryder
Relations between Morocco and Spain are complex, fraught with clashing political and economic interests—with thousands of migrants caught in the middle.
Politics & SocietyNews
Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service
U.S. bishops came together for the first day of an emergency meeting on immigration at Mundelein Seminary outside of Chicago.
A man from Brazil holds his 9-month-old daughter in Andrade, Calif., April 19, 2021, as they wait to be transported by Border Patrol after crossing into the United States from Mexico. (CNS photo/Jim Urquhart, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Luma Simms
The right to emigrate is central to of Catholic social teaching, but we often neglect the right to live safely in one’s own land. We must help people to stay and build better countries for themselves.
A Customs and Border Protection agent monitors detainees at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, on July 12, 2019. (CNS photo/Veronica G. Cardenas, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
If “canceling” is a means of banishing to the shadows something that causes discomfort that is precisely what we are doing to migrants at our border.
Anderson, a 6-year-old unaccompanied minor from El Salvador, stands in line with other asylum-seeking children in La Joya, Texas, on May 14, as they identify themselves to a Border Patrol agent after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)
FaithShort Take
Mario E. Dorsonville
Refugees are often seen through a political lens, writes Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, but the crisis at the Mexico border should remind us of the church’s essential ministry to those fleeing violence and poverty.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
Though an about-face by the Biden administration brought welcome news to advocates for refugee resettlement, the process raised concerns about the political calculus at work.