Migration

The End of Family Detention is in Sight

Finally, after more than a year of efforts by advocates across the country, hundreds of immigrant women and children may soon be released from detention. A federal judge in California ruled that the Obama administration has until October 23 to …

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Hope and Light for Mothers and Children in Detention

Columbans who assisted undocumented mothers and children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last summer are celebrating the first step toward the end of family detention. This inhumane practice is not only against the teachings of our faith to welcome the …

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Rising Tides Do Not Lift All Boats By Samantha Sluder, Economic Justice Intern A rising tide lifts all boats: President John F Kennedy’s famous 1963 aphorism suggests that free trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership will help everyone by …

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Highlights of a Border Awareness Immersion Trip

Border Awareness Immersion Highlight Sheet The natives call it “the Borderlands” – the area between Mexico and the United States that is separated by one tall, wide, militarized fence. As the four CCAO advocacy interns for the Summer 2015, we …

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U.S. bishops call for a transformation of U.S. immigrant detention system

A new report by the U.S. Catholic bishops highlights the unjust conditions immigrants experience in detention and calls for a complete transformation of the U.S. immigration system. The report, released on May 11, entitled Unlocking Human Dignity: A Plan to …

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The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach Welcomes President’s Immigration Executive Action, Urges Congress to Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Nye, Advocacy Associate Office: 202-635-5812, Email: enye@columban.org WASHINGTON, DC—On Thursday, President Obama unveiled his much-anticipated Executive Order on immigration, which will grant 5 million of our undocumented immigrant brothers and sisters relief …

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Executive Action on Immigration: What to Expect

As rumors circulate regarding President Obama’s announcement of executive action on immigration reform, we and our faith partners serving migrant communities in the U.S. are bracing ourselves for what this action will contain. I was able to participate in a …

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Putting an End to Family Detention

On October 23, Pope Francis shared a message about families on Twitter. A fundamental value of Columbans is the importance of the family. Catholic social teaching honors the family as the central social institution that must be supported and strengthened, …

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Columbans and the Interfaith Immigration Coalition

The past two weeks of my internship I have participate in conference calls with the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC). The IIC is a coalition of over 40 faith-based organizations (including the Columban Fathers), committed to enacting fair and humane immigration …

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Responding to the Call to Welcome the Stranger

At the impressionable age of seven, my father brought my four-year-old brother and me on a mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico. Although I wasn’t able to accomplish many influential tasks at that age, the cultural experience was one that shaped …

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