Refugees

Among those who are suffering the most during the pandemic are the Rohingya community, according to Caritas.
In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, Honduran asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents in San Diego. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
J.D. Long-García June 25, 2020
Today’s court decision removes any judicial check on the Trump administration’s efforts to fast-track the deportations of asylum seekers who cannot show strong evidence of persecution in their home countries.
Gerard O’Connell June 21, 2020
“The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the need to ensure the necessary protection for refugees.”
Refugee children join a protest outside the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees office in Athens, Greece, May 29, 2020. They were protesting a government decision that they should leave their housing provided by European Union and UNHCR funds. (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)
Help us, God of mercy, to realize how much more threatening the pandemic is for a forcibly displaced person.
Syrian children sit on the ground at a makeshift camp in Qatmah Feb. 17, 2020. The Sept. 27 celebration of World Day of Migrants and Refugees will emphasize people displaced within their own countries. (CNS photo/Khalil Ashawi, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell May 15, 2020
The pope also called on people “to embrace all those who are experiencing situations of precariousness, abandonment, marginalization and rejection as a result of Covid-19.”
Matthew Ippel, S.J. May 14, 2020
God’s invitation to me was to remain with the Sudanese refugees and the local South Sudanese through Jesuit Refugee Service. And so I chose to accept that invitation.