The lowest number in the history of the U.S. refugee admissions program has been set for 2019 by the Trump administration.
Now that President Trump has made Judge Brett Kavanaugh his choice to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, the push for consent from the U.S. Senate has begun. Even before any name was put forward, there was harsh criticism from Democrats who were ready to oppose anyone nominated by this president.
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.
This past week, President Donald J. Trump, along with a coalition of world leaders, including the United Kingdom and France, took military action against the violence of Bashar al-Assad’s regime on its own people in Syria.
The Mexican bishops’ conference criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border and issued a strong defense of migrants, saying the Catholic Church could not stand by “in the face of suffering by our brother migrants as they seek better conditions by crossing the border to work and contribute to the common good.”
Despite perceptions in some quarters that they represent competing visions of the world, U.S. President Donald Trump on March 13 reached out to Pope Francis, offering him congratulations on behalf of the American people on the fifth anniversary of his election to the papacy.
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.
Responding to the Trump administration’s 2019 federal budget proposal, the U.S. Catholic bishops are urging for a budget that shows greater concern for “the least of these,” warning that the budget must not be balanced on the backs of the poor.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, is urging his fellow U.S. bishops to hold out for a clean DACA bill, rather than settle for a compromise that includes funding for the border wall.
Speaking to tens of thousands of predominantly young people gathered in the nation’s capital on Friday, Jan. 19, U.S. President Donald Trump pledged that “we will always defend the very first right … to human life.”