Some of migrant children under age 5 separated from their families by the government were reunited with loved ones July 9 with help from Catholic organizations.
The Vatican's nuncio to the United nations welcomed the "inclusion and added emphasis on the right to family unity and to family life" in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Federal officials fell short of meeting a court-ordered deadline to reunite dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the border.
Having made the treacherous trip through the desert landscape and across the border, the lucky migrants find themselves welcomed with food, water and human warmth at a Catholic-run humanitarian center in downtown McAllen.
We can see and judge the unjust treatment of refugees and migrants by the United States. Now we must address the root causes of the injustice.