Core Values
Immigration

Summary
An obtainable path to citizenship
A humane and non-discriminatory immigration system that keeps families together

Strengthens our economy

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry
July 11, 0218 AP
More than 11,800 children, from a few months old to 17, are housed in nearly 90 facilities in 15 states.

#AbolishICE Is Here: House Democrat Introduces Bill to End ICE
June 25, 2018 Rewire.News
Prominent Democratic candidates like Deb Haaland in New Mexico, have joined the #AbolishICE effort.

This is what’s really happening to kids at the border
May 30, 2018 The Washington Post

The situation remains complicated, messy and often misunderstood.  The most important of the recent stories is the separation of children from their parents at the border.

ICE held an American man in custody for 1,273 days. He’s not the only one who had to prove his citizenship
April 27, 2018 Los Angeles Times
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents repeatedly target U.S. citizens for deportation by mistake, making wrongful arrests based on incomplete government records, bad data and lax investigations.

ICE has become Trump’s personal bullying squad
April 23, 2018 The Washington Post
Whatever their intention, ICE agents are being used by the president to send a message of callousness.

EDITORIAL | ICE tactics leave terror, not safety, in their wake
April 21, 2018 Citizen Times
We have no problem with deporting non-citizens who have committed violent crimes. But we are concerned about raids that terrorize people whose only “crime” is to seek a job or escape persecution.

Hundreds of Immigrant Children Have Been Taken From Parents at U.S. Border
April 20, 2018 New York Times

More than 700 children have been taken from adults claiming to be their parents since October, including more than 100 children under the age of 4.

Money for police cannot be pegged to cooperation with ICE, judge rules
April 12, 2018 Los Angeles Times
The U.S. Department of Justice cannot favor police departments that are willing to cooperate with immigration agents when it doles out tens of millions of dollars in funding each year, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled this week.

Immigration - Resources

Justice for Immigrants
Justice for Immigrants is committed to immigration reform as a priority of the U.S. Catholic Church and to creating a culture of welcome for all migrants.