Catholic Immigration Activists Call Protection for Venezuelans an ‘Answered Prayer’

PROSPECT HEIGHTS —  A Catholic organization focused on immigration law and advocacy supports the Biden Administration’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extension for Venezuelan migrants, calling the decision “an answered prayer” for those who qualify. “This is welcome and relieving news indeed,” said Anna Gallagher, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) in […]

U.S. Border Bishops Stress Renewed Commitment to Welcome Migrants

The day after Title 42 expired, lifting pandemic public health restrictions that had limited border crossings into the United States, a group of bishops along the southwest U.S.-Mexico border said they “remain committed” to the Church’s efforts to welcome migrants.

Biden’s Vow of Humane Immigration System Unfulfilled, Advocates Say

Two years into President Joe Biden’s term, Catholic immigration leaders wonder what happened to his campaign trail pledge to create a more fair and humane immigration system. They say while some positive steps have been taken, the administration has been slow to act, increasingly political, and reliant on recycled ineffective policies. 

Advocates: Trusting Smugglers Could End in Death, Not Freedom

Father Pat Murphy remembers a family that for six months stayed and worked at La Casa Del Migrante in Tijuana, Mexico, and was on the verge of humanitarian parole before they fell susceptible to a smuggler and tried to enter the U.S. illegally.

Catholic Agencies Disappointed by Court’s Order Limiting Immigrant Aid

Catholic Charities USA and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC, expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court’s Jan. 27 order allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a new rule meant to limit immigrants’ use of government benefit programs.

Bishop DiMarzio Looks Back at 1986 Immigration Law

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is committed to immigration reform, dealing with an area that’s been a divisive issue for decades. He and others discussed their views during a panel forum on Aug. 1 that was sponsored by the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), a New York-based think tank.