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Catholic migrant advocates have mixed reaction to Tijuana border events

The chaotic scene in Tijuana Nov. 25 showed the increasing impatience and despair of thousands of caravan participants, who could spend months in an uncomfortable camp as they wait to present asylum claims to U.S. officials.
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Pope calls for respect for migrants amid rising number of deaths at sea

With the rising death toll of migrants and refugees attempting the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged world leaders to act to prevent further tragedy.
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‘Esperanza’ – hope – amid immigration crisis

When employees of Esperanza Center visit with children who have been reunited with family members, they ask the children their goals. Overwhelmingly, the answer is to feel safe.
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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration's family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
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Pope supports U.S. bishops’ criticism of ‘immoral’ immigration policy

Pope Francis said he stands with the U.S. bishops who recently condemned the Trump administration's policy on immigration that has led to children being held in government shelters while their parents are sent to federal prisons.
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At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions’ asylum decision

The U.S. bishops June 13 decried U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision that asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protection in the United States.
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Trump looks at prototypes for border wall that bishop calls ‘grotesque’

"It is a sad day for our country when we trade the majestic, hope-filled symbolism of the Statue of Liberty for an ineffective and grotesque wall, which both displays and inflames the ethnic and cultural divisions that have long been the underside of our national history," Bishop McElroy said
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Third federal judge rules on ending DACA; he says Trump acted legally

A federal judge in Maryland has ruled that President Donald Trump acted legally in ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying "the decision to wind down DACA in an orderly manner was rational."
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Dozens of Catholics arrested as they call on Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

Many of the arrested included Sisters of Mercy, who recalled the arrival of their religious order to the U.S. and their contributions to the country, and asked that the young adults they called "Dreamers" be allowed to do the same.
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Archbishop Lori supports call-in day to urge Congress to save DACA

"We are deeply disappointed that the Senate was not able to come together in a bipartisan manner to secure legislative protection for the Dreamers," the USCCB officials said in a joint statement Feb. 19.
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Cardinal Tagle says everyone has a little migrant in their soul

There's a little bit of migrant in everyone, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, said during a U.S. visit.
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Baltimore’s Salvadoran community worries over end to TPS

“Many of these individuals have lived in the state of Maryland for 15 years or more,” said William J. McCarthy, executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, in response to the DHS announcement affecting Salvadorians.
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