Bishop Seitz: Dreamers Have ‘Renewed Everyone’s Faith in the American Dream’

On the very day that President Donald Trump’s deadline for Congress to act on DACA was set to expire, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, told congressional leaders that Dreamers had “renewed everyone’s faith in the American dream” and it was time for lawmakers to find a permanent solution to protect them.

Discussion, Dissent Debate Nation’s Immigration Policy

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TPS Emergency Townhall Meeting

In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s recent announcement about Temporary Protective Status (TPS), Haitian Americans United for Progress Inc., will present an Emergency Immigration Townhall Meeting at Sacred Heart Auditorium, Cambria Heights, on Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

Bishops Troubled by Changes To ‘Protected’ Haitians’ Status

Following the decision by the Trump administration to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for 59,000 Haitians currently living in the United States, Austin Bishop Joe Vásquez, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, called the decision “deeply troubling” and warned that it would “tear individuals from their loved ones, homes, careers, and communities.”

Trump Administration to Terminate the Temporary Protected Status

Following the decision by the Trump administration to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for 59,000 Haitians currently living in the United States, Austin Bishop Joe Vásquez, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, called the decision “deeply troubling” and warned that it would “tear individuals from their loved ones, homes, careers, and communities.”

Paul Ryan Praises Catholic Charitable Work, Silent On Immigration at Al Smith Dinner

At a time when the Catholic Church’s relationship with the Trump administration is marked by particular tension over the decision to end the DACA program, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan headlined the 72nd annual Al Smith dinner on Thursday night in Manhattan. The dinner is one of the most prominent fundraising events held by the Catholic Church in the United States.

U.S. Bishops Urge Caution On Republican-Backed Healthcare Bill

The United States bishops are urging caution on the proposed Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill that is currently scheduled for a Senate vote next week. Four bishops from pro-life, migration, religious liberty, and justice and human development committees sent on a letter on Thursday rejecting the partisan bill and its rushed timeline.