Immigration

People participate in a protest on Feb. 11 against U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy and the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in New York City. (CNS photo/Stephanie Keith, Reuters)
Catholic bishops pledged to be more proactive in laying out a vision for comprehensive immigration reform.
A woman holds a child's hand as they arrive for a rally in support of immigrants' rights in New York City on Dec. 18, 2016.  (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Catholic News Service June 14, 2017
Local law enforcement and local jurisdictions should not be required to enforce federal immigration law, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo said.
Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, center, and other prelates applaud on Nov. 14 after an address by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, during the annual fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Some of the issues on the bishops’ agenda—immigration and health care specifically—have already caused a great deal of tension between the White House and Catholic leaders.
Chaldean-American Lavrena Kenawa cries during a June 12 rally outside the Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church in Southfield, Mich. Her uncle was among dozens of Chaldean Christians who were arrested by federal immigration officials over the weekend of June 10 and 11 in the Detroit metropolitan area, which members of the local church community said left them sad and frustrated. (CNS photo/Rebecca Cook, Reuters)
he arrests of dozens of Iraqi Christians in southeastern Michigan by U.S. immigration officials appear to be among the first roundups of people from Iraq who have long faced deportation.
Children play with mud on April 24 at a camp for people displaced by violence near Sanaa, Yemen. (CNS photo/Khaled Abdullah, Reuters)
Policies that involve criminalizing and detaining child migrants "are an insult to human dignity," the Vatican observer to U.N. said.
A migrant child sits on the deck of rescue ship as it arrives on April 19 in Augusta, Italy. (CNS photo/Darrin Zammit Lupi, pool via Reuters)
Catholic News Service May 26, 2017
Migration should be "a choice rather than something forced or involuntary," said Philippine Archbishop Bernardito Auza.