- Aug 9, 2020
President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration’s family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
Americans’ belief in a duty to accept refugees has dipped, according to a survey showing that white Evangelicals are among the least favorable to refugees.
The U.S. Catholic bishops labeled the decision by the Trump administration to end Temporary Protected Status to El Salvadorans as heartbreaking.
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.
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.
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.