Refugees

Olga Segura March 08, 2019
This week, we talk with Mireille Twayigira, a Jesuit Refugee Service Education Advocate.
The ruins of the church where the constitution of Simón Bolívar’s “Gran Colombia” was signed. Photo by Antonio De Loera-Brust
Antonio De Loera-Brust February 18, 2019
Over one million Venezuelans have arrived in Colombia as of May 2018. Colombia is not a rich country, and helping to bear the burden of receiving thousands of Venezuelan refugees every day is the Catholic Church.
Demonstrators rally outside the federal court in Detroit on June 21, 2017, before a hearing to consider a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Iraqi nationals facing deportation. (CNS photo/Rebecca Cook, Reuters) 
Ellen K. Boegel January 28, 2019
The Trump administration is using every tool imaginable to deter immigration, but he needs court approval and international cooperation from countries like Mexico to significantly increase deportations.
James Martin, S.J. January 10, 2019
The longer I live, the more I grow in awe of God’s creative activity and in reverence for God’s creation.
The Golden Rule calls for a global compact on migration to benefit our interconnected countries and shared humanity, argues the president of Caritas Internationalis.
A migrant rests inside a blanket tied to keep him from rolling off the spectator stands at the Benito Juárez Sports Complex in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Jan-Albert Hootsen November 30, 2018
Thousands of caravan migrants now wait in tents at the Benito Juárez Sports Complex in Tijuana, unsure if they will ever be allowed to enter the United States.