I applaud President Obama’s executive action on allowing many hardworking and lawful undocumented immigrants to be spared from deportation.
Note to Catholic Republican House Speaker John Boehner: Separating parents from children through deportation is devastating to all involved.
Actress Diane Guerrero penned an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times describing what it's like to live with deportation hanging over a household and what it's like when deportation finally visited her home and took her parents and brother away from her.
Global Sisters Report: The biggest challenge organizations responding to the immigration crisis on the U.S./Mexico border is a federal administration bent on sending refugees back.
Because immigration violations are not considered crimes, people charged with being in the country without permission are not entitled to a court-appointed attorney if they cannot afford a lawyer.
If you are following the immigration, child trafficking and visa-to-protect issues related to the children refugees on the border, you might want to read last November’s report from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
NCR Today: Resources for peace in Gaza; Rick Santorum; immigration issues; fired bishop of Toowoomba, Australia, writes memoir; and much more.
After coming under fire for its treatment of released migrants, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for help for the detained.
Over 400 migrants arrived on the Italian Island of Lampedusa on Thursday after having been rescued by the Italian Navy in a series of rescue operations.
They include 83 minors and at least ten new born babies.
The migrants come largely from Eritrea, Nigeria, Syria, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Mali.
I participated in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held April 12-13 at the University of Southern California. I was on a panel titled "Exercising Your Voice" with co-panelists Tom Hayden and Astra Taylor. Each of us has recent books or books about to be released. I spoke about my new book, The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America, published by the University of North Carolina Press.
"The U.S.-Mexico border is our Lampedusa. Migrants in this hemisphere try to reach it, but often die in the attempt," Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo said.