Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 286

What Are the Bishops Speaking Out On? The Catholic bishops watch the signs of these turbulent times and are speaking out. Harmful Rhetoric: Elected officials must exert leadership in seeking to heal the wounds that shootings have caused and deal with the scourges of racism, xenophobia, and religious bigotry, including refraining from expressing hurtful, painful, … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 285

Your Rights!  The ICE raids in Mississippi demonstrate the importance of preparation. The CLINIC Rapid Response toolkit provides important resources for anyone who may be in danger of detention. Study the materials before you need them! https://cliniclegal.org/resources/know-your-rights   USCCB Chairs Call for Change in Language and Rhetoric of All Americans. On August 8, 2019, the … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 283

As I write this report, it does not appear that the anticipated ICE raids have occurred in Atlanta; however, the following information is still important for legal protection in the event of any future encounters with ICE or law enforcement personnel. You Have Rights! Do Not Panic But Be Prepared! The following information has been … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 282

President Trump continues to talk about widespread immigration raids and there is fear in the community. Do Not Panic But Be Prepared! Justice for Immigrants campaign has collected valuable educational resources on its website to help prepare for the possibility that an individual will be approached by an immigration or law enforcement officer. The website … Read more

Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 281

It is difficult, if not impossible to adequately review the public activity related to migrants and refugees during the past week. Who can forget the heartbreaking picture of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, lying face down in the Rio Grande River? With the Administration threatening, recanting then threatening again to round … Read more

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