- Apr 9, 2021
A “shifting of mindset” is needed for those making the UK’s immigration rules, according to the English bishops’ point man for migration.
A recent decision by the UK government to evict people seeking asylum from temporary accommodations is “deeply troubling,” especially during an upsurge of COVID-19 cases, according to the Jesuit Refugee Service UK.
Britain’s leading Catholic refugee agency says Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s declaration he wanted to “send away” asylum seekers might “pre-judge people’s asylum claims without considering them individually.”
A Benedictine abbess who granted refuge to female asylum-seekers faces trial for refusing to pay a fine.
Catholic organizations and others who fear that proposed changes by the Trump administration will all but eliminate the asylum system rushed to meet a July 15 deadline to make their voices heard.
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.