• Asylum at the border is ‘effectively over,’ El Paso bishop says

    Asylum at the border is ‘effectively over,’ El Paso bishop says

    • Jun 27, 2020

    After visiting a group of pregnant migrant women on the Mexico side of the border, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, issued strong words June 25 about the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program and other restrictive immigration measures, saying that turning away those seeking asylum in the U.S. amounts to sending them to their death.

  • Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics’ aid to migrants

    Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics’ aid to migrants

    • Apr 6, 2020

    For years, Catholic-led, U.S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, have drastically changed their work, much of which now takes place in Mexico.

  • Churches work to alleviate suffering of people who ‘Remain in Mexico’

    Churches work to alleviate suffering of people who ‘Remain in Mexico’

    • Mar 4, 2020

    The “Remain in Mexico” program has forced more than 60,000 asylum-seekers to wait on the Mexican side of the border as their claims are heard in U.S. courts. It has proved controversial as critics contend it destroyed the traditional asylum system.