- Jan 24, 2020
The bishop of Cleveland said a recent immigration raid at an Ohio gardening and landscape company “makes clear that our current immigration system contributes to the human suffering of migrants and the separation of families.”
Thousands of Vietnamese immigrants in the U.S. who were previously protected under an agreement largely for refugees fleeing post-war Vietnam could face detention and deportation in coming months.
After more than 100 years, a Roman Catholic church in Detroit is closing, partly because Hispanics who worship there fear immigration agents.
The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, the public policy arm of the state’s bishops, said federal agents seemed to disregard their own policy in the matter when they detained an undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy on her way to the hospital for surgery. Bishop James A. Tamayo of Laredo said the action was “inhumane.”
Recent negotiations between the U.S. and Iraq have led to the deportation of more than 100 Chaldean Christians who were residing in the country, leading the Catholic bishops to write a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security urging him to halt the arrests.