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Families Separated at the Border

(Global Sisters Report/Nuri Vallbona)
(Global Sisters Report/Nuri Vallbona)

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual spring assembly began with a statement condemning recent immigration policies from the Trump administration that have separated immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo wrote, "Families are the foundational element of our society and they must be able to stay together. While protecting our borders is important, we can and must do better as a government, and as a society, to find other ways to ensure that safety. Separating babies from their mothers is not the answer and is immoral."

Here, we've gathered recent news articles and columns on the topic of immigration and family separation. Watch this page for updates.

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Immigrant families endure separation, court and uncertainty of 'zero tolerance'

By Nuri Vallbona, June 21, 2018

McAllen, Texas - More than 2,300 immigrant children have been separated from their parents after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a zero-tolerance policy for border crossers. Though family separation practices have been cancelled through executive order, suffering has not. 

Immigration response: Sisters condemn family separation, say root causes of migration remain unchanged

By Dan Stockman, June 20, 2018

Causing irreparable harm. Unconscionable. Immoral policies and practices. These are some of the words sisters levied against the Trump administration in light of current policies as they called for protection of the integrity of the family structure.

Civil groups lead efforts to reunite children with deported parents

Catholic organizations playing role in reunification of children

Separated asylum-seeking family silent because of circumstances

My sister's memory brings trauma of child separation home