Immigration

Daniel Galan and Antonia Alvarez advocate for the passage of the DREAM Act near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington Dec. 5. They were fasting and praying for 10 days to draw attention to the immigration issue. (CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard)
Alvarez, a parishioner of Incarnation Sagrado Corazon in Minneapolis, traveled to Washington with a group of leaders from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to speak with congressional leaders, then stayed behind to carry out the fast.
Sweden is one of the few countries in Europe where the Catholic Church is growing, a shift largely due to refugees and immigrants arriving in the predominantly Lutheran and increasingly secular country.
Pope Francis leads an audience with members of the International Federation of Catholic Universities at the Vatican Nov. 4. The pope encouraged Catholic universities to study the root causes of migration. (CNS photo/L'Ossservatore Romano)
John K. Bingham December 06, 2017
The good news is that the 193 United Nations member states have unanimously agreed to develop a new Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration, one that incorporates the goals of Pope Francis.
A passenger arrives through the U.S. Customs gate Dec. 4 at Logan International Airport in Boston. The Supreme Court will allow the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect while the legal fight over it winds through the lower courts. (CNS photo/CJ Gunther, EPA)
Catholic News Service December 06, 2017
The Supreme Court's order means that the Trump administration can fully carry out the ban -- which is now in its third iteration.
Migrants arrive at Zefyros beach near the coast of the southeastern island of Rhodes, Greece, April 20, 2015. At least three people drowned the day after Pope Francis appealed for the international community to do more to prevent such migrant deaths. (CNS photo/Loukas Mastis, EPA)
Kevin Clarke December 05, 2017
The United States has removed itself from another international dialogue aimed at tackling a complex international challenge—migration.
U.S. Border Patrol agents open a single gate to allow families to hug and talk on Nov. 18 along the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico. (CNS photo/Jorge Duenes, Reuters)
"Fixing illegal immigration does not require the demonization of the so-called 'illegals,'" said Archbishop Wenski.