- Feb 23, 2020
Lawmakers heard about the lack of resources, including lack of working audio and video equipment, lack of access to language interpretation and overall the staggering backlog of 1 million cases and countless lives tied up in the nation’s immigration courts.
It wasn’t easy for Julio Araúz and Brenda Molina to leave behind the life they had created in Nicaragua. But for the family, staying in their home country was no longer an option.
Britain’s leading Catholic refugee agency is concerned after the death of a Nigerian man at an immigrant detention center last week.
Calling it “a backdoor asylum ban,” more than 250 faith leaders and organizations called for an end to the Trump administration’s policy to turn away asylum-seekers if they don’t first seek protection in countries along their way to the United States.
A Jesuit priest has asked Canada to rescue a Pakistani Christian refugee after a viral video calling for his death swept through Bangkok’s refugee community.
News that officials in the Trump administration are considering “zeroing out” the number of refugees accepted by the United States brought an immediate outcry from Catholic and other faith-based agencies urging the government to reconsider such a move.