Immigration

U.S. citizen Benjamin Zepeda, 14, with his mother Lorena Zepeda, who benefits from Temporary Protected Status, have their photo taken after a news conference in Los Angeles on Jan. 8. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
J.D. Long-García January 10, 2018
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.
People hold signs during a news conference Jan. 8 at the New York Immigration Coalition in Manhattan following U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement to end the Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran immigrants. (CNS photo/Andrew Kelly, Reuters)
J.D. Long-García January 08, 2018
“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.
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 08, 2018
The undocumented “remind us who we were called to be, not only as a nation of immigrants but as a people of faith.”
Associated Press January 08, 2018
El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status under President Donald Trump.
A Salvadoran immigrant carries her son in a field in Huehuetoca, Mexico, while trying to reach the U.S.-Mexico border in 2015. (CNS photo/Edgard Garrido, Reuters)
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.