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February 10, 2017
Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump's travel ban on refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries that also temporarily suspended the country's refugee resettlement program.

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February 8, 2017
Migrants staying put in Mexico, abandoning efforts to reach U.S.

Edelmiro Cardona hardly had any time to flee his native Honduras with his brother when gang members came calling.

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February 3, 2017
Hispanics are the church, says speaker
Hispanics in the Catholic Church are not a problem to be solved, but a blessing and an opportunity, said Hosffman Ospino in a Jan. 30 talk at The Catholic University of America in Washington. 
 
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January 13, 2017
Bishop disappointed with change in U.S. policy to Cuban refugees
The chairman of the Committee on Migration at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was disappointed with President Barack Obama's new policy ending a long-standing agreement that allowed Cubans who arrive in the U.S. without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency.
 
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January 6, 2017
Bishops mention immigration policy, heritage in National Migration Week statement

Urging Americans to look at their families for stories of immigration, the president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called attention to the hardships and contributions of immigrants to American society as the U.S. church prepared to observe National Migration Week.

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December 22, 2016
Pope advances sainthood causes of Spanish martyrs

Pope Francis furthered the sainthood causes of seven men and women as well as recognized more than 100 martyrs who were killed during the Spanish civil war.

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December 5, 2016
USCCB leaders seek prayers for migrants, refugees on Guadalupe feast

Prayer services and special Masses will be held in many dioceses across the country as the U.S. Catholic Church has asked that the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe be a day of prayer with a focus on migrants and refugees.

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December 5, 2016
Faith leaders urge Obama to grant pardons to immigrants, prisoners

Faith leaders and immigrant advocates urged President Barack Obama to pardon immigrants in the country without legal documentation and people with nonviolent, federal drug offenses serving prison sentences.

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November 28, 2016
Pope, archbishop express condolences over Fidel Castro's death
Pope, archbishop express condolences over Fidel Castro's death

In a video message, Cuban President Raul Castro announced the Nov. 25 death of his 90-year-old brother and longtime Cuban leader and Communist icon whom many in Latin America know by just one name: Fidel.

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November 21, 2016
Archbishop Gomez brings Latino voice to new leadership role

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said his election as vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Nov. 15 may have had more to do with his archdiocese than anything else.

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