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

IMMIGRATION: Pax Christi USA signs onto letter calling for an end to family detention

from the Coalition on Human Needs Mothers and children shouldn’t be jailed for seeking asylum in our country. And yet, that’s exactly what’s happening. Vulnerable mothers and children fleeing extreme violence in Central America have come to the U.S. to seek asylum – only to be locked up in deplorable family detention facilities by our … Continue reading IMMIGRATION: Pax Christi USA signs onto letter calling for an end to family detention