National Catholic social justice organizations delivered a letter to Congress on November 19, calling on legislators to "open our hearts and our homes to Syrian refugees of all faiths." This request comes amid statements by Congress members, governors, presidential candidates, and other political leaders, calling for the U.S. to discontinue refugee re-settlement of Syrian refugees.
With Pope Francis's arrival nearing, Very Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, offered insights on the Holy Father's visit in a letter to each of the Jesuit-educated members of Congress.
A new study released today by the Jesuit Conference and Kino Border Initiative finds, however, that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is not fulfilling its obligation to protect the civil and human rights of migrants apprehended, detained and deported back to Mexico.