Remembering displacement

On television this week, I watched the footage of startled and scared travelers from the seven countries banned by President Donald Trump's executive order, finally free after hours of being detained, questioned and, in some case,s even handcuffed by immigration officials, pushing their luggage carts past large crowds of people in baggage claim.

There is no 'other' because migration is an international concern

The complex struggles of migrants reached a peak in 2016; at the same time, nations receiving or refusing migrants were involved in bitter debates and social crises. Global stability trembled with protracted regional wars and uneasy economic situations; political pressure toward isolationism was associated with rampant terrorism across borders. Migrants were literally left out in the cold, reviled and dying on borders that were next to what seemed to be rich utopias.

New executive orders on immigration policy have advocates, Dreamers apprehensive

President Donald Trump turned to immigration: He signed three executive orders relating to the border wall, sanctuary cities and increased enforcement. Still unclear is the future of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants work authorization and a temporary halt to deportations for certain immigrants who arrived in the United States without documentation as children. The sudden changes to U.S. immigration policy have left many in immigrant-heavy communities anxious and uncertain of what they can expect from this administration.

Q & A with Sr. Janice Vanderneck, advocating on behalf of immigrants

In a federal courtroom, Sr. Janice Vanderneck squeezed her rosary beads, praying for a miracle: Martin Esquivel Hernandez's release from prison so he could be reunited with his wife and three young children. Esquivel has been charged with a felony for re-entering the United States from Mexico, which he and his family left to escape drug violence.