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Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Thomas J. Reese
The bishops could be the Biden administration’s strongest allies in the region in alleviating the problems that force people to try to reach the United States.
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to the media on June 8 at the Sofitel Mexico City Reforma in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
“You can’t understand [border realities] by talking to government officials. You have to talk to the people who are working with migrants and hear about the suffering.”
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.