News from the Center for Migration Studies of New YorkPosted: February 24, 2021 As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden promised to end for-profit immigration detention centers. As president, he ordered the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to end contracts with private prison companies. Yet, his administration did not extend that directive to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees the detention of foreign nationals. Immigrant advocates…
How the Catholic Church Can Assist Immigrants and RefugeesPosted: December 31, 2020
10 Things You Can Do to Accompany Undocumented ImmigrantsPosted: December 31, 2020
USCCB Justice for ImmigrantsPosted: December 30, 2020
The US bishops’ Justice for Immigrants campaign has devoted a webpage to resources that can assist Catholic agencies to engage with immigrant communities, including to facilitate their integration into the broader society and in Catholic institutions.
About Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (PDF)Posted: December 7, 2020
Unaccompanied refugee minors are refugee children alone in the world who do not have a parent or relative available to provide for their long-term care. These children are unable to return to their home countries due to past persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.
Accompaniment and the Catholic Faith (PDF)Posted: December 7, 2020
The Catholic call to accompany migrants is rooted in Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching. Accompaniment in this context calls us to serve, to aid and support, and to advocate with and for migrants from the start of their migration experience to its end. Accompaniment also encourages greater mutual understanding of migration challenges as well as formation and migrant leadership opportunities for directly impacted communities and community supporters.
Migrant: Stories of Hope and ResiliencePosted: November 23, 2020
Hope Border Insitute and Kino Border Initiative are proud to present “Migrant: Stories about Hope and Resilience”, a comic book portraying stories based and inspired off of real interviews with migrants. The authors, Jeffry Odell Korgen and Kevin C. Pyle bring to the pages the life, hope, and struggle of the migrant life.