- Dec 8, 2019
Border Bishop Mark Seitz has released a pastoral letter on racism following the racially motivated El Paso shooting in August.
Immigration officials announced new health checks for immigrant children under detention after a second child, an 8-year-old boy, died Christmas Eve while under the agency’s care.
Bishop Seitz said the caravan of migrants coming to the U.S. is misunderstood and “is not some kind of invading force” as some have characterized it.
As a group from Central America heads to the border between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump administration is said to be getting ready to send troops to meet them, and Catholic groups are asking that the migrants be treated humanely.
Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, told congressional leaders that Dreamers had “renewed everyone’s faith in the American dream” and urged lawmakers to find a permanent solution for them.