Catholic Immigration Advocates Say ‘Christian Response’ Needed at BorderPosted: April 14, 2021 Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso calls on elected officials to “transcend the partisanship” and to “Christianize” their response to migration by asking: “what would be a truly loving Christian response” to those arriving at our door?
Hope Border Institute: NOT IN OUR BOOKPosted: March 16, 2021 The idea of a border crisis may sell newspapers, but it doesn’t fly for those of us who are doing the work of welcome at the border.
Oh Mercy: Searching for Hope in the Promised Land (Short Video)Posted: March 4, 2021 This video is set in a refugee camp in Matamoros, Mexico across the border from Brownsville, Texas. It shows the effects of the MPP program, which went into effect in January 2019.
‘They Finally Stop Living In Fear’: Advocates Reflect On Return Of Asylum-Seekers To USPosted: March 4, 2021 Families with small children among first to come over; claimants include adults persecuted for political views or ethnicity.
National Catholic Reporter : Restoring asylum at the border is a holy invitationPosted: March 2, 2021
Vox.com: Biden’s Sweeping Immigration Bill ExplainedPosted: January 28, 2021
President Biden has sent a comprehensive immigration reform and legalization proposal to Congress. According to this article, the US Citizenship Act of 2021 will create an eight-year path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, invest $4 billion of economic development, anti-corruption, and anti-violence funds in Central America to help reduce the migration flow from the region, and invest in new screening technology for the US border.
hias.org: HIAS Applauds President Biden’s Quick Actions on ImmigrationPosted: January 26, 2021
Shortly after taking office this afternoon, President Biden signed an executive order repealing the Trump administration’s travel bans, which barred people from many African and Muslim-majority countries from coming to the United States.
New Report Offers Guidepost for Rebuilding the Refugee Resettlement ProgramPosted: December 9, 2020
The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) and Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) today released a new report, Charting a Course to Rebuild and Strengthen the US Refugee Admissions Program. This report outlines the findings from the first comprehensive national survey of resettlement stakeholders, centered on the experience and expertise of resettled refugees and those who work with them. The report speaks both to the strengths of the resettlement program and the challenges it faces, including those created by Trump administration policies.
News from Interfaith Immigration CoalitionPosted: November 23, 2020
The past four years have been a dark time for our immigrant communities. But at every point, the interfaith community has demonstrated a commitment to justice, and with a new administration, there is hope for change.