February 23, 2018
Catholic leaders and organizers from around the U.S. have been loudly clamoring for relief for the young adults, some who already face deportation and the loss of permits that allow them to work, drive and attend school.
Children play in a double-fenced playground area outside the T. Don Hutto "Family Residential Facility" in Taylor, Texas. Migration is not a crime and vulnerable migrant and refugee children should not be detained as if they were criminals, speakers said at a U.N. program Feb 21 in New York City. (CNS photo/Bahram Mark Sobhani)
U.N. agencies estimate more than 65 million people are currently stateless or forcibly displaced from their countries and 51 percent of them are children.
J.D. Long-García February 18, 2018
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are urging Catholics to call Congress and demand they act on behalf of “Dreamers.”
"Time is running out for them."
Belinda described 12 years of extortion, forced criminal behavior including prostitution, and escalating violence from one of her brothers and his fellow gang members.
A group of priests, religious, young immigrants and their supporters gathered outside of the U.S. Capitol to pray for the Dreamers, whose lives are in limbo, and for the legislators who have the power to change their situation.