Pope Francis has stressed the need for all of us to “walk with migrants.” This means not to solve everyone’s problems, but rather to accompany migrants in their journeys in life.
Catholic social teaching regarding migration has developed certain principles that may seem contradictory at first view.
The Catholic Church has been involved with refugee resettlement in an organized way ever since World War II, when millions of displaced people in Europe were resettled in various countries.
The U.S. immigration system should meet the needs of our communities and nation, but it often fails to do so.
Can our broken immigration system be reformed? I believe it can be reformed to meet our nation’s labor, family reunification, and humanitarian goals, and it can be done on the basis of sound information.
Recently, the border situation in Texas has prompted a number of lawsuits against the Diocese of Brownsville and its Catholic Charities.