The Biden administration announced new immigration policies Jan. 5, expanding the use of Title 42 while increasing legal paths for some individuals to seek asylum while remaining in their home countries instead of migrating to the southern border.
Biden expands use of Title 42 while broadening legal path for some migrants
Trump signs anti-Semitism bill into law, creating ambassadorial post
On Jan. 13, 2021, he signed the “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act,” creating an ambassadorial post for the job.
CRS official opposes Trump’s action to seek foreign spending cuts
President Donald Trump’s decision to ask Congress to rescind billions of dollars in foreign aid spending is “extremely ill-advised,” said a senior Catholic Relief Services official.
House impeachment article cites Trump for ‘incitement of insurrection’
House Democrats introduced a single article of impeachment, charging President Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in a riot at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6.
Assault on U.S. Capitol shocks the world
The breach of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 sent shock waves around the world.
Chaos stops electoral vote count as Trump supporters mob U.S. Capitol
“We fervently pray for peace and for God’s protection over our country, our lawmakers, and all those in harm’s way this terrible day,” said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori.
White House proclamation honors anniversary of St. Thomas Becket’s martyrdom
The White House issued a proclamation honoring the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket Dec. 29 and inviting “the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches and customary places of meeting with appropriate ceremonies.”
Maryland Catholic Conference urges Trump to stop a federal execution
Eight Catholic bishops serving Maryland dioceses urged President Donald Trump Dec. 22 to stop the planned federal execution of Dustin Higgs, a Maryland man on death row in Indiana.