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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...

Republicans help bring down their party’s ‘compromise’ immigration bill

WASHINGTON — Republicans failed June 27 to advance a bill on immigration before Congress takes a summer break, unable to get enough votes from...

As immigration woes rise, lawmakers can’t agree on solutions

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Bipartisan disagreement on how to fix the country's immigration system led to failure once again as lawmakers on Capitol Hill turned...

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