- Feb 16, 2020
Mercy Sisters discuss their work with migrants and refugees.
As an immigration counselor for Catholic Charities of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Ana Rodriguez said one of her greatest joys was helping immigrants on their way to permanent residency and U.S. citizenship.
The “failures” of the nation’s leaders in Washington to make “comprehensive reforms to immigration policy “cut across party lines,” said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles.
Salvadorans with a special immigration status experienced whiplash in late October when the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, in a video with the Salvadoran president Oct. 28, announced the extension of the program, only to be corrected hours later by the acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee said Aug. 23 he sees “heartbreaking consequences for immigrant children” in a final rule issued by the Trump administration that allows the federal government to hold immigrant children in family detention indefinitely.
New York’s Catholic Charities Community Services has joined in a filing from the American Civil Liberties Union that says more than 900 children were taken from parents in the year after a judge last year issued an injunction ordering the Trump administration to stop separating most parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.