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."
Global Sisters Report: The Sisters of Charity on the U.S.-Mexico border are in a holding pattern, waiting for the next planes to arrive with detained immigrant families.
Impoverished immigrants facing deportation in New York City can now have court-appointed counsel on their side for the first time in this nation's history.