This is the last leg of a journey that started in Eritrea, Afghanistan or Iraq.
Children play in a double-fenced playground area outside the T. Don Hutto "Family Residential Facility" in Taylor, Texas. Migration is not a crime and vulnerable migrant and refugee children should not be detained as if they were criminals, speakers said at a U.N. program Feb 21 in New York City. (CNS photo/Bahram Mark Sobhani)
U.N. agencies estimate more than 65 million people are currently stateless or forcibly displaced from their countries and 51 percent of them are children.
Rosa B., 23, a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, who was brought to the U.S. when she was 4, speaks during a Feb. 3 rally in Los Angeles in support of a permanent legislative solution for immigrants. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, N.J., says religious leaders need to stand with immigrants and help the flock see their dignity. (CNS photo/Monica Almeida, Reuters)
"We forget where we came from, not just as the early Christian church, but also as a country."
Young demonstrators gather outside Parliament in London Oct. 24 to call for more child refugees to be allowed asylum and safe passage to the United Kingdom. (CNS photo/Mary Turner, Reuters)
David Stewart February 01, 2018
J.R.S. contends that it is deliberate government policy to make life for refugees as difficult as possible.
America Films January 12, 2018
Fr. James Martin, S.J., answers President Donald Trump's question about why we should welcome people from poor, war-torn countries.
Zac Davis January 12, 2018
President Trump’s latest racist remarks have many of asking: Who are we? What do we stand for? Who do we welcome and why?