- Jun 23, 2021
Two members of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference migration committee view the Supreme Court’s ruling on Temporary Protected Status recipients and permanent residency in the U.S. as a reminder to Congress to “stop kicking the can down the road” on immigration reform.
At the same time the U.S. Bishops have launched a petition to urge the government to prevent federal taxpayer funding of abortion, the nation’s second Catholic president is taking steps to make it a reality.
On Thursday, the End SIJS Backlog Coalition penned a letter to top immigration officials in the federal government outlining the problem wit green card backlogs, the need to fix it, and a number of solutions.
Hope Border Institute executive director Dylan Corbett see’s firsthand the hardship thousands of people face in Ciudad Juárez – the city opposite the border to El Paso – while they wait in limbo to pursue their asylum cases and hopefully enter the United States.
In the midst of pandemonium at the nation’s capital Wednesday, Democrats won both Georgia runoff elections to give the party control of Congress and the White House for the first time since 2011.
The U.S. bishops support efforts in Congress “to fully integrate hard-working ‘Dreamers’ and TPS holders” into the U.S., said Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas.
Many Catholics at the border are showing their anger towards the federal government.
Despite serious questions about the existence of a “Catholic vote” in U.S. elections, there still are several races in Tuesday’s midterms sure to test both Catholic candidates and concerns.