President Donald Trump ended the administration’s policy of taking children from their parents at the southern border last week. But the humanitarian crisis he created by enacting this policy is far from over.
Families – mostly mothers with their babies in strollers, fathers with their kids on their shoulders and members of different faith groups and organizations – gathered Sunday afternoon June 24 at D’Emic Playground, Sunset Park. Except the occasion wasn’t for a casual play date, but was the starting point for a march to protest the nation’s separation of immigrant families at the U.S. border.
Dear Editor: Despite a torrential downpour, people came out in great numbers to pay their respect to Msgr. Ronald T. Marino, Rector of the Basilica of Regina Pacis, when he celebrated 45 years of his ordination to the priesthood.
The separation of nearly 2,000 children from their parents occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border prompted Catholic Migration Services, congressman and other faith-based leaders to speak out against the Trump administration policy at a forum conducted at St. Leo’s parish June 19.
The brutal policy of separating migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border should be halted immediately, says Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
While no one expected the U.S. Catholic bishops to use the beachfront hotel meeting site for their bi-annual meeting as a time for sunbathing and relaxation, few had predicted that this week’s gathering would gain such national attention.
In response to the Trump administration’s policy that separates children from their parents arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, Bishop Robert McElroy has announced that the diocese of San Diego will launch a program aimed at keeping asylum-seeking families together.
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.
The problem with a weekly newspaper is that interesting stories can break as the paper is going to press and there is no time to get it into that week’s paper. In this new age of cyberspace, however, we can post those stories on our web and Facebook pages to keep our readers up-to-date.
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.