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South Arlington, Virginia -- The diocesan Catholic Charities, the Legal Aid Justice Center, and Ayuda held the recent consultation clinic on a Saturday in an elementary school library.
Global Sisters Report: Nonprofit and faith-based organizations have cobbled together programs for asylum-seekers that vary from city to city.
Bishop Jaime Soto called the bulk of those crossing the U.S.-Mexico border "asylum-seekers" and said their jailing "is a violation of international law."
Central American women and children fleeing violence in their homelands seek asylum in America, the advocates said, but are treated like criminals.