Refugees

Since April 2017, Catholic Social Services' Welcome the Refugee program has assisted 60 individuals from 10 countries, providing both immediate and long-term support.
Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of Scranton, Pa., talks to an immigrant woman, recently released from U.S. custody, on July 1 at a Catholic Charities center in McAllen, Tex., as part of a fact-finding trip to the border by a delegation of U.S. bishops. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth) 
Kevin E. McKenna July 06, 2018
We can see and judge the unjust treatment of refugees and migrants by the United States. Now we must address the root causes of the injustice.
 Faith leaders pray at the main entrance to the Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego June 23 during a march and rally in support of immigrant families who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. (CNS photo/David Maung, EPA)
A group of bishops, including the head of the U.S. bishops conference, will visit the border early next week.
The Associated Press June 27, 2018
The European crisis mirrors the one in the United States, where a broad-ranging Republican immigration bill was set for a vote Wednesday, with little certainty that it would survive.
This April, 82 Venezuelans were sent back to their country by Trinidad and Tobago officials. There have been other deportations in years past, but this one was significant because the Venezuelans were migrants seeking asylum or hoping to file for refugee status.
Lucy Martin and her daughter together with other mothers and their babies attend a House Committee on the Judiciary and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing, to express their support to immigrants and their families and objection to the forced separation of migrant children from their parents, Washington, June 19 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
James Martin, S.J. June 19, 2018
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