Tag: detention

Cardinal Tobin joins Catholics protesting detention

WASHINGTON | Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, blessed and then prayed near a group of Catholics who blocked a crosswalk, arranging themselves in the shape of a cross in front of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Newark Sept. 4, to protest the detention of children and families in immigration facilities. About 400… Read more »

New rules could extend time migrant children, families spend in detention

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WASHINGTON | The Trump administration has moved to cast aside an agreement that previously limited the amount of time the government could detain migrant children. On Aug. 21, officials announced new rules that would allow federal officials to detain minors past the 20-day detention limit and could perhaps open the door to long-term detention of… Read more »

Another legal fight likely looms over child immigration detention

WASHINGTON | In what is likely to result in another legal showdown over immigration, the Trump administration is seeking to set down new rules that would allow government officials to detain children in immigration detention facilities — this time accompanied by their undocumented parents — for longer periods of time than currently allowed. After the… Read more »

Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

WASHINGTON | President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration’s family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The executive order seeks to work around a 1997 consent decree that bars the federal government from keeping children in immigration detention — even if they are with… Read more »

Pope supports U.S. bishops’ criticism of ‘immoral’ immigration policy

VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis said he stands with the U.S. bishops who recently condemned the Trump administration’s policy on immigration that has led to children being held in government shelters while their parents are sent to federal prisons. “I am on the side of the bishops’ conference,” Pope Francis said in an interview with… Read more »

Bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children

WASHINGTON | From Denver to New York City, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the U.S. from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America. None have been more… Read more »