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Subject Area: Immigration

Jesuit Organizations Denounce Continuing Attacks on Asylum in the United States

A Statement from the Leaders of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the Kino Border Initiative:   We are deeply concerned by the Biden Administration’s persistent attempts to restrict the right to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Working on the ground with migrants and …

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Jesuit Network Advocates for Migrant Rights in Report to the United Nations

By Caitlin-Marie Ward February 23, 2021 — After fleeing political persecution in Venezuela, two children arrived with their grandparents at the U.S.-Mexico border. They applied for asylum in the U.S., but due to the Migrant Protection Protocols—a policy that forces most  asylum applicants to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed in the U.S.—the …

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The Jesuits 2020: Year in Review

For many of us, the last year was a grueling challenge. With 2020 officially over, we have the opportunity to reflect — to find God’s presence in our lives and to carry these lessons into 2021. In the spirit of an Ignatian Examen, we look back at some of 2020’s major moments from a Jesuit perspective.

Patience Mhlanga

Patience’s Story

By Caitlin-Marie Ward August 8, 2020 — While all students, parents, teachers and administrators are affected by the coronavirus, certain populations have been disproportionately impacted. Although they may be some of the worst affected, refugees rarely factor into discussions around education in the era of COVID-19. Whether they reside in camps or in communities, refugees …

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