- Jul 12, 2020
Pope Francis’s 2013 trip to Lampedusa was just four and a half hours long, but rarely has a mere half-day in the life of a papacy been so replete with both symbolism and substance.
A federal judge ruled late June 30 the Trump administration unlawfully implemented its 2019 policy to turn away asylum-seekers if they don’t first seek protection in countries along their way to the United States.
Britain’s immigration detention system fosters a “culture of death” and the practice should be ended, according the country’s leading Catholic refugee agency.
After visiting a group of pregnant migrant women on the Mexico side of the border, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, issued strong words June 25 about the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program and other restrictive immigration measures, saying that turning away those seeking asylum in the U.S. amounts to sending them to their death.
In a 7-2 decision June 25, the Supreme Court said the Trump administration can deport some asylum-seekers without granting them a federal court hearing.
Faith groups and other immigrant supporters are bracing for an announcement from the White House that may further limit those seeking asylum in the United States.