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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.
Three refugees, among them a Trump supporter, and a border diocese bishop were part of the March 20 panel discussion that explored immigration reform.
Central American women and children fleeing violence in their homelands seek asylum in America, the advocates said, but are treated like criminals.
"Children, many of whom are babies and toddlers, do not belong in jails, nor do their mothers, who've acted only to protect and save the lives of their children."