Catholic immigration activists step up in battle against Trump policies

Griffin Oleynick, one of those accompanying the asylum seekers, described a tense 30-minute stand-off with Border Patrol agents before the immigrants were allowed to enter the U.S. and apply for asylum. Organizers credit the collaborative efforts of various Catholic coalitions for giving the movement a more coherent voice. Kathy O'Leary, regional coordinator of Pax Christi … Continue reading Catholic immigration activists step up in battle against Trump policies

DACA is Important But Not Enough to End Criminalization of Our Immigrant Community

By Arlin Karina Téllez Martínez On November 12th, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the first oral arguments on the constitutionality of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). I was first approved for DACA in 2014, my freshman year of high school. I grew up in a small town in North Carolina where … Continue reading DACA is Important But Not Enough to End Criminalization of Our Immigrant Community