- Oct 26, 2020
Franciscan Father Jacek Orzechowski and dozens of other immigration advocates rallied outside the Washington headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement July 27 calling on the agency to release immigrant children being held in detention with their parents.
Following a federal judge’s order that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement release all children who have been held in custody for more than 20 days, Catholic advocacy groups say the situation is “more urgent and complex than it appears.”
St. Bakhita’s feast day, Feb. 8, became known as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking.
Congress was busy in 2019, but the House and Senate were often at cross purposes with each other.
Catholics joined an array of faith communities, human rights groups, clergy, refugees and refugee resettlement agencies gathered outside the U.S. Capitol Oct. 15 protesting deep cuts to the refugee admissions program.