Updated: Catholic bishops called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11 and 12.
After hearing about the plight of a cancer-stricken child whose mother was facing imminent deportation, Texas Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso decided to pay the pair a visit at the hospital.
The 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program gives recipients a temporary reprieve from deportation and employment authorization in the United States — as long as the applicant meets certain criteria.
Calling a proposed piece of legislation "discriminatory," the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration called on the president and Congress to reject a bill that seeks to drastically cut legal immigration levels in half over a decade and which also would greatly limit the ability of citizens and legal residents to bring family into the U.S.
Other Catholic groups also called for an end to the legislation.