Immigration Reform

Thumbnail los angeles catholic jersey vargas bottom center meets pope francis after the march 26 audience at st peters square credit catholic coalition for immigrati After meeting Pope, daughter of immigrants reunites with father

The young girl who asked Pope Francis to intercede with U.S. President Barack Obama on behalf of the children of deported immigrants has been...

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Thumbnail kate steinle impromptu memorial at pier 14 credit shelly prevost via flickr cc by 20 cropped cna Archbishop after death of Calif. woman: Immigrants are not all 'guilty by association'

The random killing of a 32 year-old California woman has reignited an intense debate about immigration reform, after the suspect was identified as...

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Thumbnail img 2573 toned Archbishop calls for unity, focus on Christ during immigration panel

MODESTO — Fear, uncertainty and terror are part of the immigrant experience in Los Angeles, Archbishop José H. Gomez said Feb. 17 during a panel on...

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Thumbnail archbishop jose h gomez of los angeles american flag cna us catholic news 10 5 12 Archbishop Gomez: avoid 'dead end' on immigration reform

L.A. Archbishop José H. Gomez has called for “interim measures” such as a moratorium on immigration raids and help for undocumented minors in order...

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Thumbnail archbishop jos h gomez at the second annual immigration summit at christ cathedral feb 27 2016 courtesy of the la archdiocese cna 2 29 16 Archbishop Gomez calls on Congress to pass Dream Act

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 24, 2017 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Too many young people are threatened with deportation because their parents brought...

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Thumbnail cathechist commissioning service 25 124 Archbishop Gomez on immigration and the next America

Many of us have forgotten our immigrant roots. But our Church has always been a Church of immigrants, as our nation has always been a nation of...

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Thumbnail vp gomez 2 Archbishop Gomez prods President Trump to change DACA position

President Donald Trump’s promise to treat undocumented minors with “great heart” needs to be reflected in policy that gives them legal protection,...

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Thumbnail archbishop jos h gomez at the second annual immigration summit at christ cathedral feb 27 2016 courtesy of the la archdiocese cna 2 29 16 Archbishop Gómez's immigration stance praised by Vatican official

Rome, Italy, Nov 16, 2016 / 11:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said the election of Archbishop Jose Gómez as vice president of...

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Thumbnail crowds turned out for a town hall meeting in los angeles where archbishop jos h gomez spoke on immigration jan 14 2014 courtesy of victor alemn vida nuevacom cna 1 16 14 1 Archbishop: Government frustrates pastoral care for child migrants

U.S. authorities are working poorly with Catholic efforts to provide pastoral care to underage immigrants detained near Los Angeles, the city's...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 241738228 Archdiocese to offer Novena in spiritual preparation for Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is praying a special Novena in spiritual preparation for the annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants which will...

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Thumbnail border marker at san ysidro jd Arizona Mass for migrants shows Catholic unity crosses borders

Tucson, Ariz., Oct 26, 2016 / 12:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic unity transversed the border on Sunday when Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the new...

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Thumbnail world meeting of popular movements modesto At a world meeting of popular movements

I am writing this week from Modesto, where I am attending a conference sponsored by the Vatican. It is the United States regional meeting of the...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 265785035 A way forward on immigration

Our nation’s failure to address the immigration issue has led to a persistent air of crisis and a true humanitarian tragedy. In the wake of the...

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Thumbnail us mexico border crossing at san ysidro credit josh denmark us customs and border protection cc by sa 20 cna 6 5 14 1 Bishop cites teaching of popes in push to protect migrant kids

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, invoked the social teaching of multiple popes in a plea for Congress to address the “humanitarian crisis” of...

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Thumbnail protests against the end of daca at the white house on sept 5 2017 credit matt hadro cna Bishops decry Trump administration's decision to end DACA

Bishops condemned the Trump administration’s decision Tuesday to end a program that benefited hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who...

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Thumbnail border marker at san ysidro jd Bishops remain hopeful on immigration reform in a Trump presidency

Washington D.C., Jan 14, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump has raised questions about the...

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Thumbnail cardinal sen omalley and 7 other bishops celebrate mass on the us mexico border april 1 2014 credit george martell the pilot media group via flickr cc by nd 20 cna 4 Bishops say Mass at border fence to remember dead migrants

A group of U.S. bishops visited the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday to say Mass in remembrance of migrants who died during their journey, calling...

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Thumbnail crowds turned out for a town hall meeting in los angeles where archbishop jos h gomez spoke on immigration jan 14 2014 courtesy of victor alemn vida nuevacom cna 1 16 14 Bishops' spokesman urges more humane immigration policy

President Barack Obama’s recent action on immigration may indicate a move towards a better approach to immigration, a policy expert for the U.S....

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