Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 265

Causes of Mass Migration are Not Simple. Explore the reasons behind mass migration by participating in a webinar from Justice for Immigrants – “Tackling Root Causes: Mass Migration at Its Source.” Thursday, February 28th at 2:00 p.m. Do You Work with Newcomer Families? Justice for Immigrants recommends a great handbook and other resources from Bridging … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 264

Pope Francis Speaks of Fear. Speaking at a conference about ways to help migrants and refugees, the Holy Father relied on scriptural teaching to emphasize freedom from fear when interacting with others. Follow the Pope’s teaching by encountering others and be freed from fear. Join Pope Francis in Praying for Victims of Human Trafficking, Prostitution … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 263

It is Not Too Late to Advocate for Refugees at the State Capitol. Thursday, February 14, is the New Americans Celebration at the State Capitol. This is an educational and advocacy event sponsored by the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies which includes Catholic Charities Atlanta. Click here for more information and registration. Humanitarian Crisis and … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 262

There is Still Time to Renew DACA Registration. The U.S Supreme Court has delayed hearing the Administration’s challenge to DACA. For those who want to renew their DACA registration, there is still time to submit a renewal application. As always, consult a qualified immigration attorney. National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. January was the … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 261

Migration Policy and Human Trafficking. The more difficult we make it for people to move, the more likely they are to be trafficked,” said Canadian Jesuit and Vatican expert Father Michael Czerny. How can this not be surprising? The Church supports those who have been trafficked and migrating. ICYMI – St. Josephine Bakhita. St. Josephine … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 260

Reading About Migration and Human Trafficking. A Vatican dicastery for Integral Human Development released two documents related to migration and human trafficking. “Lights on the Ways of Hope” is a collection of papal reflections on migration, refugees and trafficking, which includes Pope Francis’ speeches, homilies, audiences, prayers and documents going back to Easter 2013. “Pastoral … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 259

The Wall, Asylum and All That. It would be impossible – and, for purposes of this report, a waste of time – to summarize all the developments related to the federal government shut down and the proposed wall on the southern border. Nonetheless, there are several Catholic social issues to consider. Bishop Joe Vasquez of … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 258

Over Christmas and New Years, the media has focused the Administration demand for $5 billion to build a wall, but individual and family immigration issues have not gone away. Indeed, some are getting worse. Here are some of the ongoing issues. Federal Government “Shut Down” Affects Immigration Courts. Federal immigration are hopelessly backlogged and the … Read more