The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops (LCCB) acknowledges the humanitarian crisis surrounding unaccompanied refugee minors who have entered our country from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
'A change of attitude towards migrants and refugees is needed on the part of everyone, moving away from attitudes of defensiveness and fear, indifference and marginalisation – all typical of a throwaway culture'
In relation to the phenomenon of migration, we urgently need to overcome atavistic fears and to establish common strategies at sub-regional, regional and worldwide levels to include all sectors of society.
Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. discusses the need for Medicaid expansion in the Gulf South with America Magazine.
A humanitarian crisis of epic proportion is unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border. Since October of last year 52,000 children have been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol after crossing into the U.S. without family members.
At a time when there seems to be deepening conflict over the meaning of freedom, I invite readers to take the opportunity this Independence Day to reflect upon the sacrifices made by the Freedom Riders in 1964.
In recent years, scholars and policy-makers have developed alternative measures of "poverty" that look at a range of issues in measuring human well-being beyond the simpler economic "poverty line."
Immigrant workers, many undocumented, were essential in rebuilding Lakeview and much of the Gulf Coast after Katrina . I came to the meeting assuming that a neighborhood that had benefited so much from immigrant laborers would be open to the possibility of immigration reform. I was proven wrong.