Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 280

USCCB Migration Chairman Opposes Administration’s Deportation Plans. Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, issued a statement on behalf of the Catholic bishops of the United States opposing the Administration’s plans to round up and deport undocumented immigrants. You Have Rights, Know Them! When you are approached by ICE or other law enforcement officers, it … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 279

Spring General Assembly of Bishops in Baltimore. While the bishops rightfully gave much attention to the abuse crisis during their recent meeting, the needs of immigrants is an important issue, especially with regard to the activity at the southern border. See reported comments by Bishops Mark Seitz, Daniel Flores and others. USCCB Implores Administration For … Read more

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 … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 277

Refugee Webinar on June 5. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services and Princeton University are sponsoring a webinar on June 5 at 2:00 pm 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 … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 276

President Trump Has Proposed Legislation To Change the Current Immigrations System. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Joe Vásquez, chair of the Committee on Migration, have taken exception to some of the proposals. In particular, USCCB seeks continued emphasis on family based immigration policies, not strictly merit … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 275

Mothers Day. Pray for all our mothers, living and dead. The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) has compiled stories of four mothers going through the asylum process to come into the United States with their children.  Discover why you should help those seeking asylum and sign a petition asking the Administration to provide protection … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 274

Questions About Citizenship? What does a legal permanent resident need to do to obtain U.S. citizenship? Go to a free citizenship clinic at Gwinnett College on May 11 to obtain information. In addition, if you know a lawful permanent resident (“Green Card” holder) who talks about applying for citizenship, but never gets started, a free … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 273

Stations of the Cross With Pope Francis. On Good Friday 2019, Pope Francis presided over the stations of the cross with meditations written by Consolata Sister Eugenia Bonetti, 80, a long-time advocate against human trafficking. Read the text of the meditations and the closing prayer written by the Holy Father himself here. Have You Missed … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 272

USCCB Chair Supports Federal Legislation to Extend Temporary Protective Status and To Give Path To Citizenship For Dreamers.  Speaking on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Joe Vásquezcontinues to advocate for a legislation benefiting immigrants. The bishop endorsed two pending bills that support hardworking individuals who have spent years of their … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 271

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory. As we send Archbishop Gregory to Washington with our prayers, we must remember his continuing support for immigrants and refugees in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, from his installation Mass homily in Spanish to the present. He spoke out against the ending of DACA and against the separation of families. He also … Read more