Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 384

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG). Registration is now open for CSMG, a virtual gathering with outstanding speakers on all aspects of Catholic social justice. Live presentations will be offered from January 29 through February 1. Speakers include our former archbishop, Cardinal Wilton Gregory. Registration is only $50.00 for the whole program. See details here. Let … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 383

Do not fall for dishonest tricks of scammers! Immigration laws and rules can be confusing. Even well-meaning people can give poor advice, but there are dishonest notarios who give the wrong advice only to take your money. Look for qualified attorneys and representatives from among CLINIC affiliates. Watch for the signs of incompetent or dishonest … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 382

Fratelli Tutti. The latest encyclical from Pope Francis discusses migration extensively. See a summary of the migration sections and a workbook from Justice for Immigrants here. Justice for Immigrants Action Center – No more delay. The Catholic bishops and people of the United States have advocated for an immigration reform, especially a reform that creates … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 381

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary. Justice for Immigrants has an inspiring set of meditations to pray the rosary for vulnerable populations. See a full week of the meditations here. Real people of Afghanistan. The media carries a lot about Afghanistan, but here is an opportunity to hear directly from people from Afghanistan … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 380

80,000 green cards have gone to waste. In the complicated calculus that governs immigration, the end of the federal fiscal year on September 30 saw the transfer of an estimated 80,000 green card applications, some of whom have been waiting years for the opportunity to apply for citizenship. The applications were delayed because of increased … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 379

Reduced Department of Justice (DOJ) resources adversely affect low-income parties in immigration proceedings. Non-profit organizations representing low-income individuals in immigration administrative proceedings may offer trained “accredited representatives” to their clients. The accredited representatives act much like attorneys in assisting clients, but they must be accredited by the DOJ. Approval of applications is now taking seventeen … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 378

“Title 42 Regulations” have been used since March 2020 to turn away refugees at the southern border. These regulations have been used to turn away virtually all refugees at the southern border without proper legal review based on unsubstantiated claims of poor health. Advocates and legal scholars have decried implementation of these regulations as a … Read more

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. 376

How to help Afghan refugees. Thousands of Afghan refugees are being housed in the United States and at other locations around the world. See Justice for Immigrants resource page. For local opportunities, see Catholic Charities Atlanta. Haitians also need help. Although other news has pushed the earthquake and hurricane in Haiti off the front page, … 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