• El Paso bishop joins Catholic educators in fighting to save DACA

    El Paso bishop joins Catholic educators in fighting to save DACA

    • Aug 30, 2017

    Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas joined with 1,300 Catholic educators in issuing a moral mandate in defense of DACA, a program that provides protection to undocumented minors to stay in the United States for work or education purposes. The letter singles out President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff, calling on him to wield his influence as a prominent Catholic inside the White House to help preserve the program.

  • Bishop warns of ‘dumbed-down Gospel’ behind anti-immigrant stance

    Bishop warns of ‘dumbed-down Gospel’ behind anti-immigrant stance

    • Aug 12, 2017

    In an effort to deport more people than President Obama did, the Trump administration is focusing on immigrants who follow the rules and show up to their meeting with ICE to tell them their whereabouts. Criminals and people who pose a danger to society are too difficult to find so they are a lower priority.

  • Bishop attends ICE meeting for mother fearing separation from sick child

    Bishop attends ICE meeting for mother fearing separation from sick child

    • Aug 9, 2017

    Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso is working to stop the deportation of a woman who is the only caretaker for her bed-ridden 8-year-old daughter, who has bone cancer. Seitz made headlines in July because of a pastoral letter in which he denounced the “demonization of immigrants” and pleaded with others for compassion and solidarity.