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Rise in immigration makes us missionaries at home, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2017 / 11:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking at a meeting of European bishops on Friday, Pope Francis said that the mass arrival of migrants and refugees may have its challenges, but also gives us the opportunity to be missionaries – even without leaving […]

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Bishop Conley: Mass deportations will not fix our immigration system

Lincoln, Neb., Feb 27, 2017 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Controversial immigration policies issued by United States President Donald Trump’s have thus far prompted numerous critiques from concerned U.S. Catholic bishops. The most recent order, issued Feb. 20, directed officials to more aggressively find, arrest, and deport […]

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Cardinal Dolan slams Trump’s ‘virulent’ immigration remarks

New York City, N.Y., Jul 29, 2015 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Cardinal Dolan, the “virulent strain” of American nativism is not a thing of the past – it's alive, well and seeded in presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent remarks on the topic of immigration. “Nativists […]

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One family under God: Archbishop Gomez addresses immigration reform

Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 10, 2015 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, if the Church is a family, then the faithful are all brothers and sisters. This familial attitude is especially true when it comes to migration, Archbishop Gomez notes in […]

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For Archbishop Chaput, Holy Family holds lesson on immigration

Philadelphia, Pa., Dec 16, 2014 / 04:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Faithful Catholics “need to remember that the Holy Family too was once a family of immigrants and refugees,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. He stressed: “we need […]

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Catholics on immigration order: more reform needed

Washington D.C., Nov 21, 2014 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration was met with both praise and concern from Catholic groups, who emphasized that more must be done to find long-term solutions for a broken immigration system. “I am happy that […]

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A broken system: Calls for immigration reform continue after election

Washington D.C., Nov 12, 2014 / 07:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Uncertainties about the future of immigration reform, given Republicans' new-found control of both houses of Congress, do not decrease the need for changes to the immigration system says a Catholic immigration expert. “The system does not work. […]

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Immigration judges: Deporting children can be a death sentence

Immigration judges: Deporting children can be a death sentence

Washington D.C., Sep 5, 2014 / 04:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Many U.S. immigration cases are effectively life-or-death trials, and the Justice Department should not be fast-tracking deportation hearings for child migrants, said federal judges at a talk in Washington, D.C. “We deal with cases which are often […]

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