Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 298

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Pope Francis in Asia. As Pope Francis journeys to Thailand and Japan, he calls to mind the needs of the many migrants trafficked individuals in those countries. Even in prosperity, these problems exist and all people of good will are called to assist these brothers and sisters.

“We can be a nation of laws and still be a nation of compassion.” So stated Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas who, as bishop of a diocese near the border between the United States and Mexico, has first hand experience in addressing immigration needs. These includes both, the need to vet those crossing the border and the need to recognize the humanity of those fleeing real threats to their lives and the lives of their children.

State and local response to administrative action. Immigration law and regulatory changes often take place on the federal level, but there are actions that can be taken on the state and local level. See suggestions from the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

2020 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG). Sponsored by multiple offices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and related organization, this annual event brings together hundreds of participants seeking to learn, pray and advocate for principles of Catholic social teaching. The next meeting will be in Washington, D.C. from January 25 through 28, 2020. Learn more and plan to attend.