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Donna Markham, O.P., Ph.D., is the president and C.E.O. of Catholic Charities USA. A member of Caritas Internationalis, C.C.U.S.A. is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. To learn more about our work, please visit our website at www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.
Migrants, many from Haiti, cross the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, to avoid deportation from the U.S. The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Donna Markham
Not only is the immigration system broken, but the conversation around it is as well. Far too frequently, we become polarized.