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Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kerry Kennedy
Haitian asylum seekers are entitled to our protection, writes Kerry Kennedy after a visit to the border community of Del Rio, Texas. Instead, we have subjected them to abuse and immediate deportation.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Thousands of Haitian migrants have been arriving to Del Rio, Texas, as authorities attempt to close the border to stop the flow of migrants. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Clarke
With the likelihood that migration to the U.S. border will only increase in the near term, U.S. officials need to shore up existing structures and create new ones.
Migrants, many from Haiti, cross the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, to avoid deportation from the U.S. The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Donna Markham
Not only is the immigration system broken, but the conversation around it is as well. Far too frequently, we become polarized.
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress at Heroes' Square in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 12, 2021. Also pictured in the popemobile is Cardinal Péter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis called on this majority Christian nation to stop closing in on itself and to open its arms and hearts to peoples of other ethnic backgrounds, religions and cultures.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán addresses the media as he arrives on the first day of the European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 24, 2021. Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with Orbán Sept. 12 after celebrating the final Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress. (CNS photo/John Thys, Reuters pool)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
In his meeting with Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Pope Francis is not as likely to celebrate the Hungary-first tendencies of Mr. Orban and his ruling Fidesz Party.
In this July 5, 2021, file photo, Alex Cortillo, from Honduras, gets a hug from Erika Valladares Ponce, also from Honduras, in Tijuana, Mexico, as he waits to cross into the United States to begin the asylum process. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joan Rosenhauer
Continuing the Trump administration’s restrictions on asylum seekers is not necessary for public health, and it undermines our long history as a place of refuge.