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.
Border Priest Says Migrant Children Need Protection, Assistance
When the priest of the lone Catholic parish in the U.S.-Mexico border city of Donna, Texas, considers the present situation at the border, his first concern is for the unaccompanied minors trying to gain entry to the United States. Father Yuantoro presides over St. Joseph Catholic Church, which serves about 3,000 Catholic families — part of a total population of around 16,500 — in the south Texas city.
Immigrant Workers Exploited During Pandemic, Group Says
Wage theft has increased since March when the COVID-19 took hold of the U.S. economy, the Worker’s Justice Project reports. Before then, WJP saw about four instances of wage theft per week. In recent weeks, however, the weekly average has grown to 11.
Gov. Cuomo Signs Law Allowing Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
Undocumented immigrants in New York state are now eligible for driver’s licenses, thanks to legislation Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed on June 17, making New York the 13th state with such a law.
Nervous Immigrant Community Celebrates Year of the Rooster
Amid fears about the future of immigration policy in this country, a festive atmosphere still filled the streets of Sunset Park in honor of Lunar New Year last weekend. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio presided over a Chinese Mass in honor of the Year of the Rooster at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Liberty and Justice for All
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Last week, we went to the polls to elect a new President, as well as legislators and judges. This past week, the winning candidates began the process of transition from campaigning to governing.