Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 278

Marist Students Share the Journey. The Marist School Chapter of Share the Journey organized a five-mile journey on May 18 in solidarity with migrants and refugees. Read the observations of The Georgia Bulletin, who joined the march.

What Is God Asking of Us? At the 2019 convening of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Papal Nuncio to the United States, reiterated the message of Pope Francis to “welcome, protect, promote and integrate: to protect the life and dignity of migrants… The issue of migration is an issue that involves all of humanity, not just migrants and refugees.”  See other reports from the convening on Twitter. #ConvenePIT

Are Children Really Being Exploited In Georgia? If you had any doubt about the prevalence of exploited children right here I Georgia, consider that a coordinated law enforcement operation in May found and rescued over 200 such children. Immigrant children are particularly vulnerable if they or their families are undocumented.

ICYMI – Refugee Webinar on June 5. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services and Princeton University are sponsoring a webinar on June 5 at 2:00 p.m. 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.