The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced July 9, 2021, that it will no longer detain most pregnant, nursing and postpartum women for deportation.
ICE announces reversal of policy of detaining pregnant, nursing migrants
Advocates demand ICE comply with order to release children in detention
Immigration advocates rallied outside the Washington headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement July 27 calling on the agency to release immigrant children being held in detention with their parents.
Christina Capecchi: What I learned on the pond — reckoning with winter
“Our rink operates only on the darkest, coldest days, when we most need community. We gather not in spite of the chill but because of it. The ice connects us.”
Newark’s Cardinal Tobin joins Catholics protesting immigration detention
About 400 participated in the event, which included a procession toward the ICE building as the Newark archbishop led the crowd in a chant of “stop the inhumanity.”
Faith leaders decry ICE deportations, say action causes anxiety, fear
Many Catholic and other faith leaders noted that the Gospel reading for July 14 — the day U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was to carry out deportation orders for some immigrants — was the parable of the good Samaritan from the Gospel of St. Luke.
Avoiding deportation: Shifting policies leave many on tenterhooks
Immigrants facing deportation have won the occasional judicial victory, but getting a judge to hear their case poses the bigger problem in immigrants’ desperate attempt to stay in the United States.