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The Washington Post:  Pope Francis speaks to Congress about immigration & ‘personal and social responsibility’

Pope Francis, making history’s first papal address to the U.S. Congress, on Thursday implored America’s leaders to accept those born in other countries as their own children, urging lawmakers to set aside political differences and embrace people who “travel north in search of a better life.” The pope wrapped traditional Catholic teachings into a celebration  Read more→

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European Leaders Seek Common Front on Refugee Crisis

The Washington Post reports, “With Europe’s refugee crisis escalating, European leaders on Tuesday approved a plan to spread asylum seekers across the continent over the objection of Central European nations. The plan to distribute 120,000 migrants across Europe is a first step toward easing the plight of the men, women and children who have been  Read more→

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The Washington Post:  Deportation Program Meets Resistance

As reported in The Washington Post, “[T]he federal agency is trying to mend ties with cities and police departments, but few publicly say whether they will participate in the successor to the scrapped Secure Communities effort. “Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter scaled back cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration-enforcement efforts in April 2014,  Read more→

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Associated Press Reports Immigrant Mothers Coerced to Wear Ankle Monitors

Seth Robbins of the Associated Press reports in the Washington Post that, “Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release, even after judges made clear that paying their bonds would suffice. “In a letter  Read more→

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