- Dec 14, 2019
Catholic leaders decried an expansion of the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which includes relocating migrants currently biding their time in the Tucson area back to border towns in Texas for transport back into Mexico.
Though they weren’t present, at least seven U.S. bishops made their views known via statements supporting the July 18 “Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children” near the U.S. Capitol.
Tucson’s Catholic leadership is planning to meet with local government officials about where the city can temporarily house migrants seeking asylum.
Arizona school district officials are considering former school buildings to house migrant families.
Catholic Community Services in the Tucson Diocese has reached a tentative agreement with Pima County to turn an unused juvenile detention facility into a temporary shelter for asylum-seekers.
In what was expected to be a quiet summer meeting, this week’s gathering of the U.S. Bishops tackled hot button issues such as immigration, Catholic voting guidelines, and young people in the Church.