- Jul 31, 2021
On Vice President Kamala Harris’ first trip to the Southern border, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso emphasized to her the importance of seeing first-hand the border and the countries migrants are fleeing to properly address the burgeoning immigration crisis.
At this week’s emergency immigration meeting a prominent moment for Bishop Mario Dorsonville was a conversation he had with an El Salvadorian bishop who described the growing emptiness of some of his diocesan towns.
After President Joe Biden raised the refugee admissions cap to 62,500 Monday, Catholics leaders and immigration advocates applauded the move as a necessary step in the right direction, but still wish it happened sooner.
Last Thursday, about 25 families exited a bus near a U.S.-Mexico border bridge near downtown El Paso. They had been flown in from south Texas, where they were apprehended after attempting to enter the country. Now, they faced expulsion into Ciudad Juarez, 800 miles from where they initially crossed.
While Democrats and Republicans are trading accusations for who is to blame for the present crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, one U.S. bishop says enough is enough.
When Bishop Mark Seitz arrived to El Paso in 2013 he realized that most people don’t understand life on the United States-Mexico Border. Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Seitz acknowledges that he didn’t either.
Leading Catholic organizations and individuals have released a list priorities for protecting migrants during the pandemic.
Church leaders around the world are pleading that migrants not be forgotten during pandemic.