immigration

Biden signs executive order temporarily shutting down asylum requests

President Joe Biden June 4 signed an executive order aimed at reducing unauthorized border crossings by asylum-seekers. The move was expected and comes as Biden faces increasing political pressure on the issue of migration in the midst of his reelection ...
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Editorial: Let’s Talk about Immigration

The ultimate goal should be reasonable immigration policies that respect and assist all the parties involved—Americans and immigrants.
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Hundreds of people joined “Do Not Be Afraid: March and Vigil for Human Dignity,” a March 21, 2024, event organized by the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, along with organizations such as Hope Border Institute as well as religious and community leaders from the borderlands. (OSV News photo/Diego Adame, courtesy of Hope Border Institute)

‘We have hope’ say advocates at El Paso march and vigil for migrants’ dignity

On the evening of March 21, hundreds of people joined the demonstration "Be Not Afraid: March and Vigil for Human Dignity" organized by the Diocese of El Paso, Texas.
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High court allows Texas to enforce controversial law targeting migrants — for now

A divided U.S. Supreme Court March 19 lifted a temporary pause on a controversial Texas law that makes it a state crime for unauthorized migrants to cross into Texas from Mexico, allowing the state to enforce the law while litigation ...
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Orlando, a migrant from Ecuador, carries four-year-old Peter as they wade through the Rio Grande from Mexico into Eagle Pass, Texas, Oct. 6, 2023. (OSV News photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)

Judge upholds program allowing some migrants to enter US

A federal judge March 8 dismissed a challenge from Republican-led states, allowing the Biden administration to continue operating a program permitting some migrants from four countries to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.
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An young activist takes part in a vigil against alleged abuses by the U.S. Border Patrol outside of the Annunciation House migrant shelter in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 22, 2020. She holds a sign in Spanish that translates into English as "We are not a public charge." (OSV News photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)

Catholics must have religious liberty to ‘meet migrants’ needs,’ bishops say

The ability of Catholic and other faith-based groups to "meet migrants' basic human needs" at the U.S.-Mexico border is a religious liberty issue and must be defended, U.S. bishops said in recent statements.
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