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June 7, 2019
Archbishop: Survival of church in Cuba depends on contact from abroad
Archbishop: Survival of church in Cuba depends on contact from abroad

CNS photo by Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

Days after the Trump administration announced it was placing new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, a U.S. archbishop issued a criticism of the policy, saying the transformation of the island -- and the survival of the church there -- depends on outside contact.

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June 6, 2019
House passes bill to provide permanent legal protection for 'Dreamers'
House passes bill to provide permanent legal protection for 'Dreamers'

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee June 4 praised the U.S. House for passing a measure that gives permanent legal protection to "Dreamers" and those covered by the Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure programs in the United States.

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May 22, 2019
As migrants continue streaming into Mexico, donor fatigue sets in
As migrants continue streaming into Mexico, donor fatigue sets in

Sister Bertha Lopez was buying 55-pound sacks of rice, when the cashier asked: "Where do they want the rice? For Guatemala or for whom?"

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May 7, 2019
Mexican bishops call for migrant assistance at their southern border
The Mexican bishops' conference has appealed for assistance for thousands of migrants stuck in Chiapas state as Mexican officials step up enforcement and stop issuing travel documents.
 
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May 6, 2019
Pope meets with Argentine bishops on 'ad limina' visit
Pope meets with Argentine bishops on 'ad limina' visit

Pope Francis told a group of Argentine bishops on pilgrimage in Rome that although he wants to visit his homeland, current obligations impede him from fulfilling his wish, the bishops said.

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April 30, 2019
Pope makes donation to help migrants traveling through Mexico

Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to assist migrants attempting to travel through Mexico, but who are increasingly being impeded by Mexican officials from reaching the U.S. border.

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April 5, 2019
Catholic leaders urge U.S. government to declare TPS for Venezuelans
Catholic leaders urge U.S. government to declare TPS for Venezuelans

With the “ongoing political unrest, violence and shortages” in Venezuela causing millions of citizens to flee their country, the U.S. government should designate Temporary Protected Status for that country, U.S. Catholic officials said.

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March 20, 2019
Alternative spring break to Mexico opens eyes, hearts of students
Alternative spring break to Mexico opens eyes, hearts of students

A group of students from the University of San Diego recently spent their spring break in Mexico — but not to party.

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March 15, 2019
Bishops’ migration chair urges House to pass new bill to protect ‘Dreamers’
Bishops’ migration chair urges House to pass new bill to protect ‘Dreamers’
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration March 15 endorsed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would provide equal protection and a pathway to citizenship for qualifying “Dreamers” and those covered by the Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure programs.
 
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March 6, 2019
Border bishops speak against asylum policy, perception of immigrants

U.S. and Mexican bishops from both sides of the border issued a joint statement March 4 expressing "total disagreement" with a recent U.S. policy of sending asylum-seekers back to Mexico while they wait for court proceedings.

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