The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Dec. 27 that Title 42, a federal public health rule permitting immigration officials at the border to bar migrants seeking asylum from entry, would remain in effect until the high court hears legal challenges over the policy.
Supreme Court temporarily leaves in place Title 42 immigration policy criticized by U.S. bishops
Migrants from Middle East fear tightening of restrictions in Sweden
Sweden’s newly elected government is proposing to tighten restrictions on immigration, threatening asylum-seekers’ hopes of a safe haven.
Incoming migration chair says he wants to share joy of serving the poor
During his term, he said, he wants to focus on addressing the problems that make people leave their home countries but also the response to those who show up in the U.S. seeking refuge.
Guatemalans in exile ask for U.S. help attaining democracy, rule of law
A panel of Guatemalans in exile expressed worries about the stifling of democracy and rule of law in Central America and said that failure on the part of the U.S. to battle corruption there would continue to drive mass migration from the region.
Government to lift health measure that blocks entrance of asylum-seekers
The Biden administration has confirmed it will lift a public health measure in May that was put in place at the start of the coronavirus pandemic that has kept asylum-seekers out.
Central Minnesota rallies around new Nicaraguan immigrants
Since autumn 2021, Central Minnesota has become home to about 70 Nicaraguans, assisted by the organization Fe y Justicia MN (Faith and Justice MN).
‘The Holy Spirit brings them,’ says parishioner at migrant family fiesta
The pews of Holy Trinity Catholic Church seat some of the most powerful political players in Washington.
Bishops’ migration committee chairman objects to ‘fast-track’ deportations
A U.S. bishop charged with addressing immigration issues has raised objections to a July 26 announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that it would begin “expedited removal” proceedings, or fast-tracking deportations, of some immigrant families who entered the U.S. illegally and do not qualify for asylum.