Immigration

Syrian refugee children stand outside their school in Zahle, Lebanon, in the country's Bekaa Valley April 12. (CNS photo/Dale Gavlak) 
Gerard O’Connell February 21, 2017
The pope's emphasis on protecting undocumented workers is particularly significant for Europe and the United States, where the treatment of refugees and migrants has been a consistent challenge.
An official said that green-card holders and dual citizens of the U.S. and any of those countries are exempt. The new draft also no longer directs authorities to single out—and reject—Syrian refugees when processing new visa applications.
In this May 31, 2014 file photo, Mass is celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Greenwood, Mississippi, the older of two Catholic parishes in the small Mississippi Delta city that share a pastor and some functions. (CNS photo/Patricia Zapor)
The bill would prohibit cities and institutions of higher learning from declaring themselves sanctuary cities. There are currently no sanctuary cities in the state, although the city of Jackson proposed such a declaration last year.
In this Jan. 6, 2017 file photo, Cardinal Joseph Tobin gives the homily during a Mass ceremony installing him as the new archbishop of Newark, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Newark Cardinal Joseph Tobin was one of the nearly 1,000 lobbyists, business people and politicians who rode the rails from Newark to Washington to press New Jersey interests in the capital.
Pope Francis speaks during a visit at the Roma Tre University in Rome, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Pope Francis says the phenomenon of migration doesn't pose a danger to Europe's culture but rather a challenge for societies to grow. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope Francis said that European countries must not only welcome migrants but integrate them into society.
In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, members of the National Guard patrol along the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border in Rio Grande City, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Trump is proposing an unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana.