Catholic Immigration Activists Call Protection for Venezuelans an ‘Answered Prayer’

PROSPECT HEIGHTS —  A Catholic organization focused on immigration law and advocacy supports the Biden Administration’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extension for Venezuelan migrants, calling the decision “an answered prayer” for those who qualify. “This is welcome and relieving news indeed,” said Anna Gallagher, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) in […]

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.

Bishops Call on Congress to Fix Immigration System After TPS Court Ruling

Two members of the U.S. bishops’ conference migration committee called on Congress to “stop kicking the can down the road” on immigration reform after a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that immigrants who receive Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after entering the country illegally are ineligible to apply for “green cards” to stay in the country permanently.