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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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March 4, 2019
Temporary Protected Status extended for nationals from four countries

The Department of Homeland Security has filed notice that it is extending Temporary Protection Status for foreign nationals from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan until Jan. 2, 2020.

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February 26, 2019
Tensions grow along Venezuelan borders

Tensions were high along Venezuela's borders after clashes protesting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's decision not to allow humanitarian aid into the country for millions of vulnerable citizens.

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February 12, 2019
Mexican shelters strain with arrival of asylum-seekers at U.S. border
Mexican shelters strain with arrival of asylum-seekers at U.S. border

Gangs in Honduras first threatened Denia Garcia's husband six months ago, telling him to join with them or die. Her husband, a police officer, fled to the United States, arriving successfully.

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January 29, 2019
Mexico offers visas to caravan members, but plan remains controversial
Mexico offers visas to caravan members, but plan remains controversial

At this normally bustling border crossing between Mexico and Guatemala, Central American migrants — part of a caravan that set out Jan. 15 from San Pedro Sula, Honduras — sat patiently on folding chairs in the shade. Mexican immigration officials distributed bottles of water, while members of the navy served meals of simple stew and slices of white bread.

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January 18, 2019
Venezuelan bishops say Maduro government illegitimate, call for change
Venezuelan bishops say Maduro government illegitimate, call for change

 The Venezuelan bishops’ conference has labeled the new government of Nicolas Maduro “illegitimate” and called for a “change in government.”

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January 15, 2019
At the border, communities vent anger toward Washington
At the border, communities vent anger toward Washington

Trash was not picked up around some of the most famous of monuments in Washington, and the White House Visitor Center and other tourist spots in the nation’s capital closed as the president and lawmakers refused to find common ground to end a partial government shutdown.

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January 15, 2019
Death of child near U.S. border on Christmas Eve denounced
Death of child near U.S. border on Christmas Eve denounced
Immigration officials announced new health checks for immigrant children under detention after a second child, an 8-year-old boy, died Christmas Eve while under the agen-cy’s care.
 
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December 13, 2018
Shooting in Brazilian cathedral leaves five dead, four injured

 A gunman opened fire inside a Brazilian church, killing four people and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself, police said.

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December 10, 2018
Catholic groups see major harm for immigrants in changing public benefits
Catholic groups see major harm for immigrants in changing public benefits

A proposal by the Trump administration to deny green cards to legal immigrants using public assistance “will dramatically change the process of legal migration and make it increasingly difficult for low-income and working-class individuals to legally migrate to the United States.”

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