Noncitizen Voting Lawsuit Pits GOP Against Adams Administration

The question of whether citizenship should be a requirement to vote is headed for state court, now that a group of Republican lawmakers has sued to stop New York City from implementing a law permitting noncitizens to cast ballots in municipal elections.

Bishop Praises House Members for Proposing Citizenship Path for Immigrants

The U.S. bishops’ migration committee chairman Sept. 15 welcomed a move by House members to include language in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill to provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other immigrants.

Pro-Immigrant ‘Ready To Stay’ Campaign Has Faith Groups as Backbone

Cirenio Cervantes, who arrived in the United States at the age of 7 with his parents from Mexico, became a Deferred Action Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipient in 2012, but he still remembers when his family would travel state to state looking for the next vegetable to pick.

Court Ruling on DACA Hailed by Immigrant Rights Advocates

A ruling issued by a Brooklyn federal judge ordering the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to cease its efforts to chip away at DACA is being hailed by immigrant rights advocates in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Federal Judge Orders Full Restoration of DACA Program

A federal judge Dec. 4 said the Trump administration must fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, after the program that protects qualifying young adult immigrants from deportation was suspended this summer by Chad Wolf, acting Homeland Security secretary.