The Welcome Corps allows applications from private groups formed by five or more people to sponsor refugees for their first 90 days in the U.S.
Catholic organizations applaud, express concerns about new private sponsorship program for refugees
Pandemic-era border policy allowed to stay in place for now
In its response, the administration asked the Supreme Court to reject the states’ bid to keep the border restriction in place while legal challenges played out.
SOS: Pope avoids row with Italy on migration but says lives must be saved
“The European Union must take in hand a policy of collaboration and help; it cannot leave the responsibility for all the migrants” to the four countries where most arrive by sea: Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Spain, said Pope Francis.
Religious leaders must build community, unity, peace, pope says
“It is our duty to encourage and assist our human family — interdependent yet at the same time disconnected — to sail the sea together,” the pope said Nov. 4
On the border, fears rise of a less welcoming era for asylum-seekers
In October, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a “parole” program that would welcome up to 24,000 Venezuelans if they applied for entry to the United States but would undergo thorough vetting and had a sponsor who would be economically and otherwise responsible for them in the U.S., among other criteria.
Couple honored for peacebuilding, justice work by Maryknoll Lay Missioners
Maryknoll Lay Missioners honored Merwyn and Kirstin De Mello with its 2022 Bishop John E. McCarthy Spirit of Mission Award on World Mission Sunday, Oct. 23.
A new book looks at Christianity’s roots in migration
Father Daniel Groody, who has been a consultant on migration matters for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that to look at the history of the early church is to see the foundations of the church “as fundamentally migrant.”
Nation/World news briefs: Oct. 24, 2022
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