- Apr 9, 2021
Decades ago, Father Theodore Hesburgh sought answers to the issues that plagued the nation through an approach that many people preach is needed to solve the issues of today: he listened. He listened to both sides, and directly to those who were affected most.
As the number of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border continues to soar, more than a dozen Catholic bishops from both countries issued a reminder yesterday that “there is a shared responsibility of all nations to preserve human life and provide for safe, orderly, and humane immigration, including the right to asylum.”
From conversations with federal government officials at the border, Bishop James Tamayo of Laredo estimates that there are at least 800 families – thousands of people – waiting on the Mexico side of the Laredo border for entry into the United States.
President Joe Biden announced Feb. 24 a reversal of a 2020 proclamation by the Trump administration that sought to keep those applying for permanent residency cards, popularly known as green cards, out of the country because of the pandemic.
Didier Jackson had not planned on coming to Peru and, once in the country, did not intend on staying. He and his family, however, got stuck and are now trying to figure out where to go next.
Donald Trump’s departure from the White House and the start of Joe Biden’s presidency have stirred new hopes among many religious leaders in the United States, while causing dismay among others.
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.
Hope Border Institute executive director Dylan Corbett see’s firsthand the hardship thousands of people face in Ciudad Juárez – the city opposite the border to El Paso – while they wait in limbo to pursue their asylum cases and hopefully enter the United States.