Migration

Sisters stand with immigrants as Supreme Court hears arguments in United States v. Texas

Lending their voices, support and prayers, dozens of sisters from various congregations gathered with hundreds of immigrants and advocates in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building April 18 as justices heard oral arguments regarding Obama Administration immigration policies.

Detention centers' applications for child care licenses worry immigrant advocates

"They can call it whatever they want, but it's a jail. There's no reason to be locked up. What bothers me most is that this is being done under the private prisons, so they are making money on the backs of these poor moms and kids, which is just wrong."

Related: Read our roundtable discussion with sisters working in immigration ministry

Syrian and Iraqi refugees wait in Lebanon for safety, new life

After fleeing their home countries because of war, people from Iraq and Syria find refuge but no legal status as they shelter in Lebanese refugee camps and substandard housing situations. Only about a third find regular apartments; work is scarce, and a network of service providers see pressure points growing increasingly strained.

Sisters offer shelter in Tijuana for women and children escaping violence

These days, Sr. Adelia Contini sees more Mexicans fleeing north toward the U.S. than she does families from Honduras, El Salvador and other violence-plagued regions of Central America. "We're seeing a lot of people from Michoacan and Guerrero," said Contini, 70, director of Instituto Madre Assunta, a shelter for migrant women and children in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, operated by nuns with the order of Missionnaires de San Carlos Borromeo Scalabrinians.

Women march before pope's visit to tell of conditions and challenges facing migrants

Outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Juárez, Mexico, women passed around a microphone before a large group of spectators Feb. 16 to recount firsthand experiences with — or as — migrants and the labor movement. Many people from the original 100-Mile pilgrimage in September reunited as about 40 women walked three miles carrying the same message as they crossed the bridge connecting El Paso, Texas, to Ciudad Juárez.