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Young migrants who crossed into the U.S. from Mexico sit on the ground in Eagle Pass, Tex. The photo also shows a Border Patrol agent checking the papers of an adult migrant, but the heads of both are out of the frame. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Pablo Christian Soenen
The transport of nonconsenting asylum seekers is a mainstay of U.S. immigration policy, and certain practices of the Department of Homeland Security have been far more destructive than bussing migrants north.
Kerry Alys Robinson, new chief executive of Catholic Charities USA. (CNS photo/courtesy Kerry Alys Robinson)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Kerry Alys Robinson began her tenure as chief executive of Catholic Charities USA with a visit to agencies along the southwest border. “I wanted to see firsthand what the realities were," she explained.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston is urging local Catholics to contribute resources for migrants arriving in Massachusetts, calling the situation a "major humanitarian and societal crisis."
Politics & SocietyNews
Giovanna Dell’Orto – Associated Press
It just got harder for foreign priests to stay in the U.S.
Inside the Vatican
On this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” Gerard O’Connell and Colleen Dulle recap three major moments from the pope’s visit, before giving a preview of three important Vatican events coming up in the next week.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
To reach Catholics in the pews—and to influence public policy on immigration—church leaders should make it clear that they are not advocating for “open borders.”