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Students Speak Out after Confiscation of the Universidad Centroamericana Nicaragua

October 11, 2023 — “When I realized that government officials were there, that they had closed the university, that they were even taking the name of the university down [from the front gates], that was a gut punch,” says Luis*, a fourth-year business student at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in Managua, Nicaragua. “It really affected …

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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 Organizations Call on Biden Administration to Withdraw Newly Proposed Asylum Policy

March 6, 2023 — Leaders from three national Jesuit organizations are urging the Biden Administration to withdraw a proposed rule that, if implemented, would significantly limit access to asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. In a public comment published this week, the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the Ignatian Solidarity …

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AMDG Podcast: Breaking Bread and Borders with Bishop Mark Seitz on the Jesuit Border Podcast

November 17, 2022 — This week, we’re pleased to bring you another crossover episode with our colleagues from the Jesuit Border Podcast! Jesuit Fathers Brian Strassburger and Louie Hotop live and work in the Rio Grande Valley, providing aid and spiritual companionship to migrants on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Their podcast depicts their …

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How Sacred Heart Center Helps People Navigate the U.S. Immigration System

By MegAnne Liebsch August 25, 2021 — “To have papers in this country is extremely hard — or impossible,” says Gustavo Angeles. In his work at the Jesuit ministry Sacred Heart Center in Richmond, Virginia, he meets dozens of people living without documentation — often because they don’t know how to navigate the U.S. immigration …

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