Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 277

Refugee Webinar on June 5. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services and Princeton University are sponsoring a webinar on June 5 at 2:00 pm Eastern as part of a long term project to study the role of religion in integration of refugees in their new country. To register for this free event, please click here.

Pope Francis and the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Pope Francis returns again to the topic of migrating peoples and asks us to see them as they are so we can respond in faith. “It is not just about migrants, it is about all of us… Dear brothers and sisters, our response to the challenges posed by contemporary migration can be summed up in four verbs: welcome, protect, promote and integrate.” See the full statement for 2019 as well as previous year here.

Georgia Continues To Direct Resources Against Human Traffickers. During the past week, Governor Kemp and Attorney General Carr announced plans to expand law enforcement funding to seek and prosecute those involved in human trafficking, a continuing scourge in Georgia. Read about it here.

Why Can’t Georgia Do This? Driver licenses or identification cards for undocumented immigrants have led to safer highways and clearer responsibility. In Georgia, the undocumented cannot hold a license as identification card. Read more here.

ICYMI — Trying to Help Immigrant or Refugee Children and Their Families But Don’t Know Where to Find Resources. There is a wealth of awesome resources from Bridging Refugee Youth and Children Services website https://brycs.org/