- May 27, 2020
In an April document on youth and young adults, Pope Francis called for ministry to serve certain populations, including migrant youth. After all, in the United States alone, the population ages 15-39 is set at 104.9 million and, of those, 19.1 million, or 18 percent, are migrant youth.
The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas said they are “outraged and appalled” by a recent report of migrant children being moved to a tent city in Texas.
Many Catholics are protesting the Trump administration’s zero tolerance towards immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration’s family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
The Vatican observer to U.N. agencies in Geneva spoke at a panel discussion on unaccompanied migrant children saying that national and international policies often fail to protect young people from traffickers and sexual predators.