Jesuit Refugee Service Expresses Great Disappointment Over Recent Executive Order

"Our Catholic and Jesuit identity calls us to welcome the stranger and to approach different faith traditions and cultures with openness and understanding. We must not give in to fear. We must continue to defend human rights and religious liberty,” said Fr. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., Interim Executive Director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.

ISN Signs Letter to Senate Opposing Halt to Syrian Refugee Resettlement

The Ignatian Solidarity Network has joined a coalition of immigration law experts, humanitarian organizations, and other faith groups in signing a letter to the U.S. Senate denouncing a piece of legislation that would suspend the admission of Syrian refugees. Among the 200 national groups signing the letter were the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, Jesuit Refugee Service, Catholic Charities USA, NETWORK, Muslim Public Affairs Council, and Oxfam.
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Jesuits Raise Concerns about Detainment of Syrian Refugees in Honduras

The National Advocacy Office of the U.S. Jesuits Conference has expressed grave concern over the treatment of Syrian refugees attempting to reach the U.S. in recent weeks. Refugees have been detained in Honduras, Costa Rica, and at the Texas-Mexico border.