Archbishop Jose H. Gomez writes: "We have a consensus in public opinion. What we are waiting for is politicians and media figures who have the will and the courage to tell the truth and to lead."
Immigration Pardons: People Improving Communities Through Organizing (PICO) is currently circulating a petition to deliver to the White House Dec. 15 urging the Obama administration to grant pardons immigrants in the country without legal documentation and people with nonviolent, federal drug offenses serving prison sentences. It is also urging local elected officials, governors, mayors and churches across the country to take steps to designate themselves sanctuaries, protecting immigrants from deportation, in response to President-elect Donald Trump promises to deport 2 to 3 million immigrants without documentation.
NCR Today: In the wake of the Trump election, I keep thinking about ways to take action. Here's what I've got so far.
Distinctly Catholic: A split Supreme Court decision on immigration reform in the U.S. while the U.K.'s voters opt to leave the European Union.
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Migrants with no representation are more likely to lose their asylum claims than those who do get legal counsel, according to a report by the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.
The Supreme Court on Monday left a lower court ruling intact that blocked North Carolina's law requiring physicians to perform an ultrasound on women seeking abortions, and to show it to the women and describe the fetus' features.
Without comment, the court let stand a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from December that overturned the 2011 law on First Amendment grounds.
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."
A little more than one day before an expansion was to take effect in a deferred deportation program known as DACA, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Obama administration's effort.
In a 123-page memorandum released by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott late Monday evening, District Court Judge Andrew Hanen granted the request of Texas and 25 other states to temporarily block a planned expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to certain people who were ineligible for the original 2012 program.
"These bills would not fix our immigration system. Rather, they would make it less just and would undermine our moral authority domestically and globally."