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In Argentine Shanties, Priests Live Like the Sheep They Shepherd

In Argentine Shanties, Priests Live Like the Sheep They Shepherd

The doors used to stay shuttered on Our Lady of the Miracle chapel in a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, opening only on Saturdays for catechism classes and Sundays for a single, sparsely attended service. continue reading »

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

Bishops Gather on Behalf of 6000 Migrants Who Have Died in US Desert

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, March 30-April 1 to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998. continue reading »

More Than 100 Undocumented Immigrants Are Crossing U.S. Border To Highlight Impact Of Deportations

More Than 100 Undocumented Immigrants Are Crossing U.S. Border To Highlight Impact Of Deportations

In an effort to renew focus on the Obama administration’s handling of deportations, between 150 and 200 immigrant activists are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border this week. The group, consisting of both undocumented immigrants and U.S. continue reading »

Obama’s 2015 Budget Adopts Contradictory Stance on Immigration

Obama’s 2015 Budget Adopts Contradictory Stance on Immigration

The Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal is of two minds about how to deal with the broken U.S. immigration system. On the one hand, the document calls for the creation of “a pathway to earned citizenship for hardworking men and women” who are in the United States without legal status. continue reading »

Question of Race Not Simple for Mexican Americans, Author Says

Question of Race Not Simple for Mexican Americans, Author Says

About half of Latinos check “white” in response to the question about race on the U.S. Census. About half check “other race.” They identify they are Latino in response to a previous question just for that purpose. continue reading »

DoNothing Congress shouldn’t stop President from doing-something about immigration crisis-Gutierrez

DoNothing Congress shouldn’t stop President from doing-something about immigration crisis-Gutierrez

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing this morning on how to prevent the President from using his executive powers, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez reminded Republicans that since they had released their immigration principles continue reading »

Immigrants Facing Death Without Home Hospice Support

Immigrants Facing Death Without Home Hospice Support

Alice Bian’s business is death. She boasts that her Valley Boulevard funeral supply store in Alhambra, Calif., carries the United States’ most extensive collection of Chinese afterlife-ritual items and clothes for the deceased: silk capes and pants with drawstrings that make it easy to slide over a body in rigor mortis, high-heel shoes without padding since they will never touch the ground, red blankets to frighten away evil spirits on the journey to heaven. continue reading »

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Make A DVD At Walmart Cost One Cent More

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Make A DVD At Walmart Cost One Cent More

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would increase the price of a $16 product at Walmart, such as the typical DVD, by just a cent if all of the extra costs were passed on to consumers, according to an analysis by an economist for Bloomberg News. continue reading »

Guidance Released on How to Renew DACA Granted by ICE

Guidance Released on How to Renew DACA Granted by ICE

The subset of individuals who received DACA from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may request renewal of their deferred action 120 days prior to the expiration of their original 2-year period of deferred action, continue reading »

Border Patrol Accused Of Teaching Children To Shoot At Targets Made To Look Like Immigrants

Border Patrol Accused Of Teaching Children To Shoot At Targets Made To Look Like Immigrants

Controversial photographs from a recent Border Patrol event show agents teaching children to aim and shoot a paintball gun at a human-shaped target. Immigrant activists have accused Border Patrol of using this activity to encourage children how to shoot immigrants in an area where migrants have died. continue reading »