- Dec 10, 2019
From Denver to New York City, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the U.S. from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America.
Felix Garcia, the father of a Loyola University medical student who had received national support from Jesuit and other Catholic networks trying to free him from an immigration detention center, was deported in April to Guatemala.
Catholic Church leaders and immigration advocates say President Donald Trump’s recent moves to clamp down on immigration are extreme and unnecessary.
Catholic groups are helping a 27-year-old medical student as she fights to stop her father’s deportation.
The focus of a National Migration Week discussion Jan. 11 at the Church of St. Francis Assisi in New York, was on seeing immigrants and refugees as fully human despite the harsh rhetoric in political speech.
In a strongly worded message prior to National Migration Week Jan.7-13, the president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas expressed solidarity with migrants and called on others to stop “blaming migrants and fanning anti-immigrant sentiment that divides our nation.”