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USCCB Report Recommends U.S. Government Temporary Protected Status for Haiti

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS), released a report this week entitled Haiti’s Ongoing Road to Recovery:The Necessity of an Extension of Temporary Protected Status, recommending the U.S. government extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti.   Haitian and immigration advocates held a rally in front of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Miami in May 2017.
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Catholic Bishop: Raise Act Would Turn on U.S. Tradition of Welcoming Families

Bishop Joe S. Vásquez says that the newly proposed RAISE Act would cause our nation to turn its back on those setting out to build better lives, weaken family bonds and impact the nation's ability to respond to those in crisis.
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Bishop Vásquez: Ensure Permanent Protection for DACA Youth

Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, Chair of the Migration Committee and Bishop of Austin, Texas, has issued a response to recent petitions by various state attorney generals and governors which asked the U.S. Department of Justice to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which currently provides a temporary status to over 750,000 young people throughout brought to the U.S. without documentation as children.