- Dec 6, 2019
Asked about the immigration situation, a national church expert summed it up in two words: “Pretty rough. Catholic charities and diocesan services are overwhelmed.”
Aboard the papal plane on his way to Panama, Pope Francis called the Trump border wall a product of “fear,” said he wants to go to Iraq and confirmed that he’s visiting Japan later this year.
As a group from Central America heads to the border between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump administration is said to be getting ready to send troops to meet them, and Catholic groups are asking that the migrants be treated humanely.
EL PASO, Texas — Eight U.S. citizens caught glimpses of hope and inequity during a week spent along the U.S.-Mexico border. “You can learn things in books, but I’m one of those people who learn things by seeing them firsthand,” Mercy Sister Eileen Trainor, one of the participants from New
A growing number of migrants escaping the dangerous gangs in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala choose to seek refugee status in Mexico rather than try and cross the border to the United States, according to Catholic run migrant shelters.
The Rev. Daniel G. Groody, an associate professor of theology at Notre Dame University in Indiana, said the wall would lead to a loss of life as migrants are forced to find other ways to escape poverty across the border.