- Jul 9, 2020
Following a federal judge’s order that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement release all children who have been held in custody for more than 20 days, Catholic advocacy groups say the situation is “more urgent and complex than it appears.”
In a 7-2 decision June 25, the Supreme Court said the Trump administration can deport some asylum-seekers without granting them a federal court hearing.
The Windrush Generation were too often “failed by the state,” according to Bishop Paul McAleenan, the head of the migrants and refugees desk at the England and Wales bishops’ conference.
Immigration “is not political — or it should not be political. This has nothing to do with party affiliation,” according to a Catholic immigration attorney who works in El Paso, Texas.
On the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, the Center for Migration Studies of New York released a new report highlighting the role of 19.8 million immigrant laborers who work in “essential critical infrastructure” in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic.
Though it’s still unclear how an April 20 tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump saying he would “suspend immigration into the United States!” will manifest itself in policy, some blamed him for trying to scapegoat immigrants as a way to divert attention from the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.