- Sep 20, 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is proposing the inclusion of questions about citizenship status in the 2020 census which is raising concerns about discrimination.
Felix Garcia, the father of a Loyola University medical student who had received national support from Jesuit and other Catholic networks trying to free him from an immigration detention center, was deported in April to Guatemala.
An art program in Portland, Oregon aims to give voice to youths affected by immigration and support the expansion of Catholic Charities’ low-cost and pro-bono legal services for families at risk of forced separation.
“I think a lot of people feel a little insecure, they don’t feel safe and they’re unsure what’s going to happen because things are up in the air,” said Michelle Sardone, director of strategic initiatives for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.
The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, the public policy arm of the state’s bishops, said federal agents seemed to disregard their own policy in the matter when they detained an undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy on her way to the hospital for surgery. Bishop James A. Tamayo of Laredo said the action was “inhumane.”
The south has a growing Catholic population, and many of these Catholics are Spanish speaking so the new bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina who is originally from Colombia, Luis Rafael Zarama, will be very welcome. One immigrant from Mexico says with this new bishop, “We can experience the love of God having someone understand what our hearts and souls are in need of.”