Faith-based groups are voicing worries that lawmakers will extend already existing provisions to further prevent immigrants from entering the U.S. as legislators haggle over what will be included in a historic $260 billion spending bill focused on health care and the environment.
USCCB and Pro-Life Leaders Decry ‘Unjust and Extreme Abortion on Demand’ Legislation
Two abortion measures passed by the House July 15 “promote an extreme abortion agenda,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life.
Biden Administration: Doctors Must Offer Abortion if a Mother’s Life at Risk
The head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Monday healthcare providers must offer abortion services if the life of a mother is at risk and that procedures conducted under such circumstances would be protected under federal law regardless of various state bans.
Biden Signs Executive Order on Abortion Access
President Joe Biden is expected to outline formalized instructions to the Department of Justice and Health and Human Services in order to protect abortion access, just two weeks after the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to the procedure.
San Antonio Archbishop: ‘Immigration Reform’ Is Our Nation’s Problem
This week for Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller has been filled with hospital visits, Masses, and a lot of prayer for dozens of migrants who were found dead in an abandoned tractor trailer on the outskirts of San Antonio.
Federal Judge Orders Title 42 Measure Must Remain in Place at Border
The much-anticipated May 23 deadline on Title 42 came and went at the U.S.-Mexico border without any changes allowing migrants in, including asylum-seekers, after a federal judge blocked the government from lifting the health measure instituted during the pandemic.
Judge Threatens to Block Biden’s Plan to End Pandemic Border Restriction
A federal judge at an April 25 hearing said he would grant the requests of three states to force the federal government to keep in place a public-health order at the U.S.-Mexico border that has increased the number of expulsions of immigrants trying to cross into the United States.
Government to Lift Health Measure That Blocks Entrance of Asylum-Seekers
News reports say the Biden administration may lift a public health measure in May that was put in place at the start of the coronavirus pandemic that has kept asylum-seekers out.
U.S. Set to Accept up to 100,000 Ukrainian Refugees
The Biden administration said March 24 that the United States plans to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians as refugees.
Analysis: How Pope Francis Could Lead a ‘Soft Power’ Push on Ukraine
As Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine rages on, it’s become a staple of anti-Putin rhetoric to insist that the “whole world” is united in its outrage. U.S. President Joe Biden, for example, has said that the prayers “of the entire world” are with Ukraine, and vowed that “the world will hold Russia accountable.”