- Aug 12, 2020
An Iranian student who converted to Catholicism in South Korea has obtained refugee status through the efforts of Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul and the man’s classmates.
A federal judge Aug. 9 ordered the immediate return to the U.S. of two Salvadoran asylum seekers, a mother and her daughter, who were unexpectedly deported from Texas to their native country.
Asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence need not apply for protection in the United States, said the country’s top law enforcement official at a June 11 news conference explaining why he reversed an immigration court’s decision that granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who said she had been abused by her husband.
Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy for immigrants crossing illegally into the United States, resulting in children being separated from their families, the number of minors in U.S. custody has grown by nearly 2,000.
Catholics in Hungary have written a petition asking the various churches in the country to address and speak up against the treatment of refugees and migrants. The Hungarian government has been criticized by the international community for its abuses and restrictions toward asylum-seekers.
In a powerful reflection on BBC radio drawing attention to what he calls the ‘evil persecution’ of Christians and people of other faiths driven from the Middle East, Prince Charles has also urged a policy of welcome to refugees.