Catholic leaders have decried the Senate's rejection of compromise legislation to protect young immigrants brought to the United States as children, and the role that the Trump administration played in discouraging consensus.
Human trafficking is a potent global issue to religious sisters and their colleagues within Catholic humanitarian networks. The Sisters of St. John the Evangelist combat trafficking in Haiti through Santa Teresita del Niño Jesús, a shelter for potentially trafficked children and unaccompanied minors trying to cross the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
GSR Today - Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. warns that temporary protected status it could be ending for thousands of Syrians. A decision to end TPS would return thousands to Syria, in the middle of a civil war.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame, following the Gospel call to welcome the stranger, have welcomed Manal Mohammad Alazzam and her five children, letting the refugee family stay in a vacant house on their campus in Wilton, Connecticut. The sisters are partnering with the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee to support the family, with over 100 volunteers pitching in.
Female head porters are unskilled, uneducated migrant women, usually from poverty-stricken families of northern Ghana who move down to southern Ghana for work. They generally live in very poor conditions and lack social protection; they are exposed to all forms of sexual and physical exploitation, resulting in unplanned pregnancies and children being raised on the street. Because their job involves lifting and carrying heavy goods for long distances, most of them suffer physical ailments.
GSR Today - Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) and seven other immigrant-rights organizations filed a complaint Dec. 7 with the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of Inspector General.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious called the withdrawal a "misguided decision" that is " yet another example of the president's attempts to wall off this nation and subvert its values."
Three panelists at the University of San Francisco's Prophetic Leadership: Women Shaping the Catholic Social Tradition discussed treatment of immigrants in the United States and how it compares to the era when four churchwomen were killed in El Salvador.
In light of the events of the recent September days and the first week of October, we have been presented with many occasions to reflect, pray and act on how we treat each other, respond to those in need and use our beautiful world in a responsible way.
Daisy is in her early 20s and is studying to be a nurse. She doesn't have her papers. She is a Dreamer, and she told me her story on the M60 bus from LaGuardia to Manhattan's West Side.