Hispanic Catholic Leaders Emphasize Bipartisanship in Immigration Reform

In a meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on April 27, Gloria Mancilla explained the challenges she faces as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, including bi-annual background checks, inability to get loans, and uncertainty of status from administration to administration.

Texas Migrants Bound For Capital Need More Help: Catholic Charities 

Catholic Charities DC is trying to give a “welcoming, Christ-like response” to migrants arriving in the nation’s capital on buses from Texas, but the head of the organization says there are concerns about a lack of leadership and assistance from the government, and what will happen if the buses arrive through the summer.

MEXICO U.S. MIGRATION

Visa Delays Causing Hardships for Church Workers in U.S.

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso considers the process temporary religious worker visa recipients endure to maintain lawful status a “race against time” with federal processing backlogs making it difficult to satisfy different permissions and expiration dates.

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New Coalition, With Catholic Members, Will Push Congress on Immigration

Representatives from the business sector, faith groups and grassroots organizations that support immigration reform sent Congress a letter March 2, a day after President Biden’s first State of the Union address, urging lawmakers to act on immigration because “simply put, the system is broken.”

Msgr. Marino Retires After 49 Years of Service

At St. Rosalia-Basilica of Regina Pacis Parish at the border of Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights, Mass is celebrated each week in English, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish. Msgr. Ronald Marino grew up in a family of Italian heritage just a few blocks from the basilica.