New policies that took effect last week are exacerbating the strain on many shelters on the southern side of the United States-Mexico border.
The new rule, which goes into effect May 16, rejects asylum claims for most people who cross the border but do not first seek asylum in Mexico.
'This legislation, if adopted, would incite fear and create barriers of needed care that our church immigrant and refugee ministries engage,' reads a letter signed by hundreds of Latino pastors, faith leaders, and congregants.
The new rules mirror restrictions set forth by the Trump administration that were eventually blocked in court by migrant activist groups.
A number of faith-based organizations and congregations are pleading with the Biden administration, in a letter sent Monday to President Joe Biden and other leaders, not to enact new immigration restrictions. The letter expresses “grave concern” with policies announced earlier this month.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott seeks to investigate organizations that he claims have assisted with “illegal border crossings” along the U.S.-Mexico border, raising religious liberty concerns among faith-based groups and religious organizers helping migrants with medical needs and shelter.
Rev. Dr. Michael Woolf argues that while much of the criticism of recent political stunts using immigrants has rightfully focused on the deception and cruelty, Christians ought to take it one step further: these American politicians have not only trafficked vulnerable Venezuelans, they have trafficked
No one will deny that America’s immigration system is overburdened and in need of serious reform. But misleading migrants and sending them where resources to help them are both in shorter supply and less readily obtained is impossible to reconcile with the basic tenets of
On Rosh Hashanah, my Conservative synagogue put out postcards addressed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, protesting the Trump Administration's immigration policy and calling on her to support a "framework" of pro-immigrant policies.