Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 377

World Day for Migrants and Refugees is Sun., September 26. Commemorate the day designated by Pope Francis with the resources offered by Justice for Immigrants. The theme this year is “For An Ever Wider ‘We.’” Pope Francis: Welcome immigrants and refugees. During his apostolic visit to Hungary and Slovakia, the Holy Father challenged developed countries … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 375

“Remain in Mexico” policy to be reinstated. The Trump Administration adopted a policy by which asylum seekers or migrants seeking entry to the United States would be returned to Mexico until their case could be adjudicated even though international law prescribed that they be help in the United States pending the result of the hearing … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 374

National Migration Week. Scheduled for September 20-26 and taking its theme from the Vatican’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees on September 26, the week in the United States will celebrate “An Ever Wider We.” Justice for Immigrants will offer a webinar of resources to prepare for the celebration of immigrants. Estamos Unidos Asylum Project … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 373

What is the Catholic Church doing on the border? There is much controversy about what the current and previous administrations have done to asylum seekers and others crossing the border. Catholic charity organizations have reached out with assistance. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops and Catholic Charities USA have issued a statement on what they … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 372

Cardinal Gregory continues advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform. Just as he did as archbishop of Atlanta, Cardinal Wilton Gregory speaks in support of immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. On Wednesday, July 21, the cardinal participated in a news conference on Capitol Hill. He emphasized that the Catholic Church has “repeatedly expressed tremendous … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 371

What is the Catholic Church doing during the immigration crisis? On Wednesday, July 14, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) will host a webinar and discussion on its forthcoming report, “The CRISIS Survey: The Catholic Church’s Work with Immigrants in the United States in a Period of Crisis.” This event is based … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 370

Justice for Immigrants now has a video rosary. JFI has developed a rosary for migrants and refugees. You can now recite the rosary in conjunction with leaders on video. Bishop Seitz met with Vice President Harris to discuss border needs.  Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas joined other advocates in El Paso in meeting … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 369

Vision forward for unaccompanied migrant children. Children, usually between ages 15 and 17, flee their home country in order to escape violence, trafficking, gang recruitment, extreme poverty and natural disasters in their home countries. United States law requires that the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) place these children in … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 368

DACA is nine years old! President Obama instituted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 by executive order so that individuals brought to the United States at an early age could obtain deferral of deportation. The executive order was issued with the expectation that Congress would enact legislation these individuals. Bishop Mario … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 367

More from bishops’ summit meeting on church’s response to immigration. Cardinal Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, addressed via Zoom an emergency meeting of bishops from the U.S., Central America and Mexico. The cardinal referred to migrants as your “parishioners” whether for a … Read more