• Catholic leaders urge U.S. to extend protected status for Salvadorans

    Catholic leaders urge U.S. to extend protected status for Salvadorans

    • Dec 24, 2017

    The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee and the heads of four Catholic agencies have urged the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador by 18 months.

  • Texas bishops criticize ACLU’s support for teen immigrant’s abortion

    Texas bishops criticize ACLU’s support for teen immigrant’s abortion

    • Oct 23, 2017

    A 17-year-old from Central America is under federal custody in a shelter in Brownsville and seeking an abortion. She entered the United States in September and is in her 15th week of pregnancy. Texas bans most abortions after 20 weeks. “No one — the government, private individuals or organizations — should be forced to be complicit in abortion,” the bishops of Texas said in a statement.

  • Anti-trafficking bill passes first hurdle

    Anti-trafficking bill passes first hurdle

    • Jul 17, 2017

    A proposed law would allot $94 million over four years to the Department of Health and Human Services to provide trafficking victims who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents with short- and long-term housing options, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, educational opportunities, job training and skills development, legal advocacy, and financial advocacy and counseling.