“Every human being is a child of God. He or she bears the image of Christ! We ourselves need to see, and then to enable others to see that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are our brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved.”
– Pope Francis
The influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S. borders and how the federal government is handling the situation has made recent headlines. The Catholic Church and others are calling it “a growing humanitarian crisis.”
They fled their homeland, like the Holy Family, looking for a better life.
Alejandra Luna’s mother is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico.
Many states are enacting or considering strict laws against those living in this country illegally. To make clear the Catholic bishops’ position on immigration
Immigration, both legal and illegal, has become a hot-button topic in contemporary politics and common social discourse. As certain factions blame immigrants for
Loyola University New Orleans’ Jesuit Social Research Institute, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic