A naturalization workshop with Catholic Migration Services is scheduled at the Queens Central Library, Jamaica, on Tuesday, May 9, 2-6 p.m.
Karol Diaz, a fifth-grader at Assumption B.V.M. School in West Grove, was among the youngest of those attending the Liturgy of the Word for justice for immigrants and refugees led by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput March 19 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, Pa.
While one Catholic archbishop was urging a fix to the country’s immigration laws before a Catholic crowd, another was pleading with the government not to separate mothers from their children while in immigration detention, and yet another, a cardinal, was accompanying a grandfather to an appointment that could have resulted in his deportation.
Within hours of President Donald Trump’s new executive order March 6 banning refugees from six majority-Muslim nations, Catholic and other religious groups joined secular leaders in questioning the wisdom of such a move, with others vowing to oppose it outright.
The “Know Your Rights About Immigration” session at St. Bartholomew Church, Elmhurst, March 2, offered more than 800 people an evening of bilingual dialogue and information regarding current developments in immigration law and government enforcement.
Dear Editor: Kudos to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio (Put Out Into the Deep, Feb. 18) for his outspoken and deeply Christian stance on immigrants, whether they be illegal or not.
Finding the best ways to accompany and strengthen local families on their journey of faith was the focus of a lay ministry conference in Flushing last Saturday.
And so it begins. News arrives by way of our people, young and old, of roustings by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, commonly and appropriately known as ICE.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, The immigration history of America has not been one of our stellar achievements. Unfortunately, nativism, racism, xenophobia and every other type of negative public reaction have played a part in the development of our immigration laws and practices.
In response to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily halting immigrants from seven terror-prone countries, the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville, L.I., say they were “appalled” by the action.