Posts Tagged:immigration

In Washington, saints join a crowd marching for immigration reform

Mario Ramirez of Milwaukee helped carry part of a homemade statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe that bobbed in the massive crowd headed toward the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building Sept. 21. Though the Guatemalan immigrant is a permanent resident of the United States, he went out to march for immigration reform along with…Read More

Catholic Charities-OKC staff assists with Afghanistan refugee processing in Virginia

Three staff members from Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City are assisting with the processing of Afghan refugees at Fort Lee in Virginia as the crisis in Afghanistan  continues to unfold. Patrick Raglow, executive director of Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City, said his agency, in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and U.S. government agencies, is providing…Read More

Catholic leaders to meet on immigration

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops hosted an emergency meeting with prelates from Central America as well as Vatican representatives June 1-2 in Chicago to set forth a path for the U.S. church’s response to immigration. The meeting included representatives from the Vatican’s Migrants and Refugees Section, bishops from Central America and Mexico, as well…Read More

Crisis: Record Number Of Migrants Taken Into Custody At Southern Border In March, Highest Number Of Child Migrants Ever Recorded

United States Customs and Border Protect (CBP) reported a record number of illegal immigrants taken into custody at the United States-Mexico border in March — the most in nearly two decades, according to an official release. That number includes 19,000 child migrants, the “largest monthly number ever recorded …,” according to the Chicago Tribune. CBP…Read More

U.S. bishops welcome Biden’s order not to release census citizenship data

The leaders of two U.S. bishops’ committees applauded President Joe Biden’s executive order reversing a policy of the previous administration that excluded unauthorized immigrants from the census count. “We welcome this return to more than a century of American precedent that ensures all residents will be counted and included in the census and apportionment,” said…Read More