Catholic leaders call to free the families and end family detention

Ed. Note: Pax Christi USA has signed onto the following statement. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, we, representatives of national Catholic organizations, recognize that the recent ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee to release children from family detention centers by July 17th seems to be a positive step for their … Continue reading Catholic leaders call to free the families and end family detention

Providing context to the recent Supreme Court decision on DACA

By Kathy O'LearyPax Christi New Jersey state coordinator On Thursday, June 18th, the US Supreme Court issued a decision on the DACA program. It can stay, but only for now, and only because of technicalities in how the Trump administration went about things. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is a program … Continue reading Providing context to the recent Supreme Court decision on DACA