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Bishops urge bipartisan plan to stop shutdown, protect ‘vulnerable’ groups

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Congress “must come together” to reach a bipartisan solution that reopens the government and “recognizes the economic struggle”...

U.S. can both secure borders and treat migrants humanely, says bishop

WASHINGTON — Securing borders and humane treatment of those fleeing persecution and seeking a better life “are not mutually exclusive,” the chairman of the...

Trump’s new rule on asylum at border called contrary to existing...

WASHINGTON — By barring people who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border from receiving U.S. asylum unless they request it at an official U.S. port...

Mexican parishes pitch in to help Central American caravan heading north

HUIXTLA, Mexico — Members of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in this southern Mexican city rose early Oct. 24 to feed but a fraction...

Report: Immigrant aid agencies urge end to family separation policies

WASHINGTON — A report from two leading faith-based agencies serving immigrants entering the United States from Mexico and Central America called on the federal...

Parish ID card in Baltimore aimed at giving immigrants a chance...

BALTIMORE -- This generation of immigrants to Baltimore will continue to find a haven in the Catholic Church. That was the message Oct. 10 from...

Harsh rhetoric, policies in U.S. cause migrants more pain, observer says

VATICAN CITY -- One U.S. observer warned Pope Francis and the Synod of Bishops that the current immigration system in the United States "blatantly...

Worry about immigration policies on minds of some at Hispanic congress

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. — Although Adrian Paz of Denison, Iowa, was pleased that attendance had increased at this year’s Hispanic charismatic congress, real-world...

Catholic Charities USA chief describes suffering of immigrants at border

NOGALES, Mexico -- Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, grew emotional talking about the harrowing stories she heard from...

Bishops end border visit, call reunification of children urgent

SAN JUAN, Texas — In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who...

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