Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S., set to lose Temporary Protected Status, are looking for other options to avoid being sent to a country plagued by gang violence.
“Our nation must not turn its back on TPS recipients and their families—they too are children of God,” said Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, Tex.
The undocumented “remind us who we were called to be, not only as a nation of immigrants but as a people of faith.”
El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status under President Donald Trump.
Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, said he worries for families in which some members are U.S. citizens and others have a less permanent immigration status.
Hardly a week passed without at least one reaction, statement or commentary, all based on Catholic social teaching.