Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 318

Anti-trafficking newsletter. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Migration and Refugee Services now has a newsletter bringing together important and useful information on sex and labor trafficking. Read it hot off the press.

How often have you heard we are all in this together? This has become a common phrase during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the “all” needs to include all those on the front lines whatever their legal status. Read the observations of Bishop Mario Dorsonville, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington and chair of the USCCB Committee on Migration.

Stranded in the United States. The current administration continues policies that strand asylum seekers, including parents with small children, in detention facilities in the United States, often in violation of federal and international law. Read a report, along with associated prayers, from Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) about the people who are affected.

ICYMI – What can DACA registrants do? As of today, the Supreme Court has not ruled on the question of whether the DACA program can be terminated by the current administration’s executive order although it is expected to do so in the near future. In the meantime, what should those who are eligible do? Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. offers brief advice, but those who need to take action should act without delay.  

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