The U.S. immigration detention rates are spiraling out of control, reinforcing what advocates have been saying for years: Immigration detention is unfair, unnecessary, and too costly. The following article was written by Alfonso Buzzo, Peace Fellow with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
Maryknoll missioners have worked with migrants and people on the move for decades. They have served Burmese refugees in Thailand, Thai workers all over Asia, Burundian and Rwandan refugees in East Africa, and have accompanied Guatemalans, who, after years in Mexico, returned home to start anew in a more peaceful country. Our faith compels us to stand in solidarity with migrants.
Here in the United States, we are profoundly affected by the contribution of migrants in our society, and we have a responsibility to treat them, like all the rest of God’s creation, with dignity and respect.
The Obama administration is finishing its final months with record-level immigration detention rates.
The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew is no time to put extra demands on Haitians trying to recover. Ask the U.S. to stop deportations to Haiti.
Maryknoll Father Dave Schwinghamer reports on the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants in New York on September 19, 2016.
Tell President Obama and Congress we need real leadership, cooperation, and solutions at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants on September 19.
This new policy is a long overdue step that moves the Obama Administration in the right direction after years of mismanaging the Central American refugee crisis. But it's just the first step.
The following article was written by Alfonso Buzzo, Peace Fellow with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
The Supreme Court has blocked DAPA. Tell President Obama to protect undocumented parents - stop the deportations.
Father John Northrup writes about his mission experience in Mexico in this week's reflection.
- Border Action Network
- Christian Campaign for Immigration Reform
- Forced Migration Online
- Franciscans International's Handbook on Human Trafficking
- Franciscans International's Handbook on Migrant Workers
- Humane Borders
- International Organization for Migration
- Justice for Immigrants
- Migration Information Source
- Migration Policy Institute
- No More Deaths campaign
- Refugees International
- U.S. Catholic bishops and immigration: A chronology
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants