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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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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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