- Feb 17, 2020
As an immigration counselor for Catholic Charities of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Ana Rodriguez said one of her greatest joys was helping immigrants on their way to permanent residency and U.S. citizenship.
Federal authorities have yet to offer a full account of everyone that was arbitrarily separated at the border last year.
A report published Jan. 17 says the number of immigrant children separated from their parents at the border last year is unknown and the number given out by government officials at the end of 2018, saying that 2,737 children were separated, is not accurate. The number may be much higher.
Run by Sister Norma Pimentel, the Catholic Charities Respite Center in McAllen, Texas, is on the front lines of the human upheaval caused by immigration debates.