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.
The about-face from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on international student visas was hailed as the right step by educators and immigration advocates.
The immigration issue came to the streets of Newark, N.J., on Sept. 4, when Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of the
Archdiocese of Newark led a march of about 400 Catholic activists outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices to protest some of President Trump’s policies on dealing with migrants at the southern border.
Mississippi’s Catholic bishops joined with the state’s Episcopal, Methodist and Lutheran bishops in condemning the Trump administration’s Aug. 7 raid on seven food processing plants in the state to round up workers in the country illegally.
Catholic Extension will be helping families left without their main financial supporter in Mississippi, where families lost their breadwinner after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out massive raids Aug. 7.