“In recent days and weeks, we have witnessed the troubling convergence of our broken immigration system and the political divisions of our time being inflicted upon men, women, and children seeking refuge in our country,” said Washington Auxiliary Bishop Mario Dorsonville, chairmen of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration.
Perceptions of migrants are in the political crosshairs ahead of midterms
Refusal to help migrants is ‘sinful, criminal,’ pope says at canonization
The refusal to help desperate migrants “is revolting, it’s sinful, it’s criminal,” Pope Francis said as he canonized a bishop dedicated to assisting migrants and a Salesian brother who had immigrated with his family to Argentina.
Nation/World news briefs: Sept. 26, 2022
In focus: Catholics in Northern Ireland, tensions in Nicaragua, Church workers kidnapped in Cameroon
Expulsions at the U.S.-Mexico border expulsions on target to break record
The Biden administration said Title 42 will continue but “Remain in Mexico” is set to come to an end in a “quick, and orderly, manner” after reaching the end of almost two years of court battles seeking its demise.
African bishops lament inability to stop young people from leaving
Meeting in Accra, Ghana, July 25-Aug. 1, the bishops examined the causes of migration, the risks involved — particularly when it comes to irregular migration — and what the church needs to be doing to help.
Biden continues construction along parts of border wall started by Trump
DHS announced July 28 that it had approved the construction, saying it was necessary to protect migrants illegally crossing into the country near a dam and who were getting hurt.
New York Catholic agency calls out ‘chaotic’ dispersal of asylum-seekers
Cities such as New York and Washington have been on the receiving end of an influx of migrants being bused from the southern border to cities in the Northeast in what some say is a stunt by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican with presidential aspirations.
Guatemalan bishops warn against political manipulation
The Guatemalan bishops’ conference the deteriorating situation of the country, citing malnutrition, corruption, the dismantling of democracy and violence as reasons for the increasing exodus of the country’s people.