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Biden-Trudeau talks focus on immigration and defense
Even before Biden’s arrival late Thursday, news broke that the two countries had reached an agreement on irregular migration flows across the US-Canada border...
With Congress stuck, some immigrant advocates go local
Advocates have pushed for bills that would give undocumented immigrants access to some services.
Canada to welcome more immigrants through the PNP
Immigration ministers at all levels of the Canadian government have agreed to increase PNP allocations.
More immigrants, paid childcare key to economic growth, White House says
Boosting immigration and public spending on childcare could help cover a large shortfall in the U.S. labor supply...
St. Patrick’s Day reminds us of the importance of welcoming immigrants
The Irish have been among the most powerful advocates for immigration.
New Mexico Legislature rejects ban in immigration detention
New Mexico legislators rejected a proposal Tuesday to prohibit state and local government agencies from contracting with U.S. Immigration...
Immigration barriers are forcing U.S. companies to outsource and relocate employees
While the tight U.S. labor market is already a major headwind for companies trying to hire, American employers are also finding themselves forced to outsource talent overseas due...
Biden and Trudeau tiptoe around immigration tensions on the northern border
President Joe Biden’s challenges along the southern border are spilling into his relationship with his northern partner ahead of his trip to Canada...
Want a Fix for the U.S. Labor Shortage? Try Immigration Reform
U.S. Republicans conveniently pivoted away from the old “they’re taking our jobs” standby at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
International Women’s Day: Immigration stories throughout Canada
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day that celebrates the achievements of women around the world.
U.S. Is Said to Consider Reinstating Detention of Migrant Families
President Biden has turned to increasingly restrictive measures as his administration prepares for the end of Title 42...
Migrant caravan coverage contributes to poor immigration policy, says Baker Institute report
Both punitive and permissive immigration policies have done little to deter migrants from crossing the U.S. border, and media coverage of “migrant caravans” has contributed to...
Feds Announce Visa Renewal Pilot Program to Improve Processing Times
Employers just received some good news from the federal government that should help reduce the backlog for some visa renewals.
Biden’s immigration moves could put huge population in limbo
President Biden's patchwork immigration policies are allowing hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians, Afghans, Venezuelans and others to stay in the U.S. — but could leave them in legal jeopardy in the near future.
Many Undocumented Immigrants Are Departing After Decades in the U.S.
Crowded scenes at the border do not necessarily translate into an increase in the undocumented population. Many other immigrants have been returning home.
In Rare Victory, Immigrants Prevail in Suit Over Meat Plant Raid
The workers accused the government of racial profiling and excessive force. The agreement is very likely the first class settlement over an...
To Compete With China, the United States Needs to Fix Immigration
Streamlining the immigration process for Indian talent will enable the United States both to increase its own domestic capacity and more effectively counter China.
Higher education can do more to help our city’s immigrants
It is hard to know whether we will see comprehensive immigration reform in our lifetimes, but there are steps that highered can take...
Catholic leaders at border criticize Biden’s immigration crackdown
The Biden administration’s new immigration crackdown that was announced Tuesday received widespread criticism from Catholic leaders...
Immigrants aren’t the problem
There’s a baffling paradox and denial of reality surrounding the issue of immigration as it’s unfolding in the United States...
Asylum seekers facing uncertainty as they navigate immigration process
'I wasn't expecting to feel at home so quickly' Nigerian man says...
"Life in the Spirit": A message from our Superior General F. Leonir Chiarello, cs.
The Church provides us every year a special time, the time of Lent, the time for a return. Normally this return is formulated as conversion, change...
How Canada may benefit from a broader immigrant settlement distribution
More Canadian immigrants are settling outside of Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. This is good news for economic growth across Canada.
Canada Immigration: India tops IRCC’s top 10 countries of new immigrants; here’s what it means
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) unveiled the top 10 source countries of new immigrants to Canada in 2022.
Re-imagine & Re-engage: Immigration
Let’s take a close look at current demographics — not hearsay, not "I think therefore I know," but the facts.
Report: High immigration targets likely to benefit western provinces
A new report by Desjardins suggests that the Prairies will experience economic gains from immigration across Canada this year.
Why Did Illegal Immigration Apprehensions Suddenly Decrease?
After two years of chaos at our southern border, the Biden administration has failed to get a grasp of its border crisis or, even acknowledge the massive surge...
Americans Are Dissatisfied With Immigration: Poll
Satisfaction with U.S. immigration levels is the lowest it’s been in a decade, according to Gallup.
Biden asked for immigration reform in the State of the Union. Can it pass a split Congress?
President Joe Biden made a wistful comment at his State of the Union Tuesday that there was a time when Congress found common ground on immigration reform.
Immigration rebound eases shortage of workers, up to a point
The flow of immigrants and refugees into the United States has ramped up over the past year, helping to replenish the American labor force after...
Democratic lawmakers want to make 60,000 immigrants eligible for cash food assistance
Senate Bill 610 would extend monthly benefits to those ineligible under federal rules.
This Texas Bill Could Bar Certain Immigrants From Buying Property in the State
As it currently stands, Texas law guarantees that "an alien has the same real and personal property rights as a United States citizen." That might not sound controversial but...
Canada regularly poaches US immigrant tech talent: Mexico could be next
In 2013, a billboard was erected in Silicon Valley with a blunt invitation to immigrant STEM workers: “H-1B Problems?” it stated. “Pivot to Canada.”
House GOP spends first hearing on the border casting joe biden as an international crime boss
The new Republican majority delivered few surprises and lots of paranoid rhetoric on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
‘Let Sanity Prevail’: Immigration minister calls for end to xenophobia, arbitrary harassment as protests continue
Opposition says government has “thrown in the towel” on Haitian migration issueCOI stages ‘peaceful’ immigration protest at Parliament...
’The System is Broken.’ New Documentary Filmmakers on How Immigration Courts Hurt Immigrants
In the new documentary Guerrilla Habeas, filmmakers Emma Wall and Betsy Hershey advance an urgent argument about immigration courts...
University Of Southern California’s Researchers Examine The Health Impacts Of U.S. Immigration Policy
Immigration is one of the most controversial social and political issues in American life. Yet little attention is given to...
What Biden’s new immigration policies mean for the United States and Latin America
Latin America's migration crisis is one of the most pressing and complex issues facing President Biden...
The Scalabrinians of Cebu, Philippines
In this space we offer you the travel notes of a Tarantiana abroad, Anna Raisa Favale.
Deaths Underscore Inhumanity of Canada’s Immigration Detention
Government Should Take Concrete Steps to Abolish Immigration Detention.
New program stipulates Haitian migrants must be in Mexico legally to claim asylum in the U.S.
Mexico — There’s a new way of getting things done if migrants at the border want to claim asylum in the United States.
Some Congressional Democrats Push Back on Biden’s Immigration Policies
In a letter, over 70 Democrats urged the president to re-evaluate his asylum restrictions. House and Senate leaders didn’t sign on, exposing significant divisions in the party.
Florida joins 19 states to challenge Biden’s new immigration program
In recent weeks, hundreds of migrants fleeing Cuba and Haiti have made the dangerous 100-mile journey by boat to the Florida Keys.
Smaller cities can benefit from immigration uptick and pandemic shift: Research
Canada’s smaller cities have an opportunity to make a bigger economic impact in the coming years thanks to pandemic-driven trends...
Canada doubles immigration program for out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area
The Government of Canada continues to deliver innovative immigration measures, such as creating pathways for out-of-status migrants...
America’s immigration system is broken beyond repair
Unanimity is an extremely rare commodity in the deeply divided United States but there is one sensitive issue on which politicians of all stripes agree: the country’s immigration system is broken.
CMS: Undercount of the US Undocumented Population and Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Democratizing Data. (Video)
The CMS analysis found that almost one million undocumented residents were omitted from the 2020 ACS...
Immigration Minister warns illegal migrants to leave voluntarily or face deportation
Labour and Immigration Minister Keith Bell yesterday issued a stern warning to all illegal migrants in the country to leave voluntarily or face deportation.
Congress Needs to Fix Immigration Visa Quotas to Boost Economy
Greenberg Traurig shareholder Laura Foote Reiff says Congress can spur the economy by reforming the employment based visa quota system.
A group of migrants was rescued near Cuba by a cruise ship
A luxury cruise ship took its passengers to a place they never expected to see: the reality of the immigration crisis.
UN Rights Chief: New US Border Policy Undermines Refugee Law
The U.N.’s top human rights official warns the U.S. government’s new border enforcement measures risk undermining peoples’ basic rights to seek asylum.
What the Florida v. Biden administration case tells us about immigration
The DeSantis administration argued that the federal government’s policies include a “desire to release” rather than detain migrants.
Biden Defends His Immigration Policy as Summit in Mexico Wraps Up
Even as President Biden and the leaders of Canada and Mexico sought to emphasize their shared commitments, the tricky issue of immigration dominated much of the discussion.
As the Cuban exodus continues, Biden adjusts immigration policy
A dire economic situation is still driving emigrants from Cuba through Central America even as the US embassy in Havana has reopened.
New US border measures ‘not in line with international standards’, warns UNHCR
According to reports, the reforms would deny migrants the chance to seek asylum in the US if they crossed from Mexico into the US without permission.
Ahead of El Paso visit, Biden says U.S. will allow 30,000 migrants from four countries to enter monthly
Migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela will be allowed entry and given work permits.
Focus should not be on shipping refugees away
These refugees have arrived at our door after a long journey to escape the type of poverty that forces many in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Guatemala...
Pope at Audience: Benedict XVI was ‘great master’ of catechesis
At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis recalls the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as a "great master" of catechesis, who always sought to help others encounter the Lord...
Discovering the ‘honeypot’: the surprising way restricting immigration can turn out to hurt the working poor
Politicians around the world tout immigration restrictions as a way to fight wage stagnation and boost the job prospects...
A community garden in Watts provides solace, fresh produce for immigrants
(...) That is the nature of this community garden, its more than 200 plots tilled by immigrants from all over Mexico and Central America...
Bidding farewell to Benedict XVI: Thousands pay their respects in St Peter’s
Ahead of his funeral on Thursday, the body of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lies in state in St Peter's Basilica, where the faithful can offer their prayers...
Profile of Immigrants Who Came to the U.S. in 2022
According to the most recent Vintage 2022 population estimates released a few days ago, net international migration added more than a million people...
2023: A preview of Canadian immigration
An overview of what we can expect to see in the immigration space over the next year.
Illegal immigration from India to US surged in last 2 months, doubled in 2021-22
The death of an Indian man who fell trying to climb a border wall into Texas has put a spotlight on illegal immigration from India to the US...
There aren’t enough American workers. The solution is obvious: more immigrants
The US labor market faces a shortage of 4 million workers.
Tens of Thousands of Afghans Work Their Way Through US Immigration System
More than a year after the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan, tens of thousands of Afghan families totaling more than 88,500 individuals have resettled in the United States...
Family finally arrives in Edmonton after long journey from Afghanistan
An Afghan family is spending their first winter in Edmonton after a harrowing escape from the Taliban and a long wait in Pakistan.
U.S. population growth inches higher in 2022, driven by immigration
The country's population expanded 0.4% this year to 333.3 million after nearly stagnating at 0.1% in 2021 when the coronavirus exacerbated a trend...
More Lost Chances on Immigration Reform Hurt the U.S. Economy
Congress misses a major opportunity to pass immigration reforms that would help the United States compete.
Biden expands immigration tool that doesn’t require Congress
The administration has extended relief to hundreds of thousands of migrants over the past two years, and advocates want to see more.
U.S. asks court to end immigration asylum limits — after Christmas
The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to end asylum restrictions, but requested a delay until at least after Christmas.
Biden meets Ecuador’s president as immigration crisis grows
President Joe Biden met Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso on Monday to discuss efforts to stem the flow of migrants to the United States as the White House faces increased pressure over its immigration policies.
SIMN, new Institutional Video 2022. What we do. Why we do it.
Learn more about our mission, inspiration, services, activities, and members. We want to share with you some of the great work going on in our global family...
Dec 18, International Migrants Day
(...) But what rights are we talking about? Let us start with the fundamental right, the right to live... (A Scalabrinian Message)
Perpetual Vows and Diaconal Ordination (Video)
Religious Scalabrinians in ceremony of Perpetual Vows (Oct 23, 2022) and Diaconal Ordination (Nov 5, 2022).
Nebraska - Immigration key to state’s future prosperity
There are close to 80,000 unfilled jobs in Nebraska. The birth rate in the state is continuing to decline as are the number of students in elementary and high schools...
Immigrants See No Clear Path Outside 26 Federal Plaza in New York
The young woman arrived outside 26 Federal Plaza around 5 a.m. for her immigration court hearing. For several hours she stood in line not knowing...
An Immigration Deal for Dreamers Is Out of Reach
To hear Senator Joe Manchin, pro-immigrant advocates are getting way too excited over the prospect of a deal in the lame duck Congress that would allow for the legalization...
Impeachment effort will only complicate the immigration puzzle
Immigration, always simmering in the American political conversation, could take on new importance with a “surge” at the border, the end of Title 42, a doomed impeachment effort...
Biden restarts task force aimed at helping immigrants integrate into the U.S.
The Biden administration is reinstating a task force that is aimed at helping immigrants and refugees integrate into the United States.
Nearly 300 Afghan refugees will arrive in Missouri from Albania in a few months
In the coming months, the International Institute of St. Louis plans to welcome Afghan refugees from Albania, where they have been for months...
Houston lawmaker says immigration reform possible in next Congress
When the 118th Congress convenes next month, Democrats will be in the minority. But Congressman Al Green thinks they can still get plenty accomplished over the next...
US immigration laws should be enforced with discretion. That’s common sense
Texas has sued the Biden administration over its order to immi-gration agents to prioritize undocu-mented immigrants convicted of felonies rather than...
How does IRCC (Canada) view my country?
IRCC’s recent release of its objectives in Asia and the Americas helps illuminate Canada’s strategy towards countries in the region, especially in terms of immigration.
A Senate breakthrough on immigration might still be a long shot
A bipartisan proposal for immigration reform might not be the solution Democrats were looking for.
Biden administration extends immigration protections for Haitians
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday extended immigration protections for Haitians in the United States...
$1.72 billion plan launched to support Venezuelans on the move in Latin America and the Caribbean
Millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean cannot afford 3 meals a day.
‘I want her to experience life’: What CNY refugee women keep and what they lose in America
Jan-Juba Arway’s young life was marked by periods of flight...
The pandemic created challenges and opportunities for Canadian immigration
The pandemic posed serious challenges to Canada’s immigration system, but it also provides an opportunity to start creating a system that is fairer for all.
A fight over how to enforce immigration laws reaches the Supreme Court
President Biden's administration wants to set guidelines for whom immigration authorities can target for arrest and deportation. But a group of Republican attorneys...
We celebrate 135 years of foundation of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles - Scalabrinians. A message from our Superior General Fr. Leonir Chiarello, cs
Immigrants – including the undocumented – are less likely to reoffend than native born Americans
Contrary to public perception, research shows that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans.
Second immigrant bus arrives in Philadelphia from Texas
Immigrant advocates wondered if buses will keep coming this week.
Democrats confront bleak odds for immigration deal before 2023
Party leaders are pushing hard for legislation aiding the undocumented population known as "Dreamers" before Republicans take the House...
The Climate crisis’ impact on labour migration
When sudden hazards or slow-onset disasters hit a region, the labour market in that area is hit, too. Today, no region is spared the environmental risks...
Low-Skilled Immigration Is Needed To Overcome The Western Worker Crunch
In modern times, migration has seldom been anything if not a contentious issue, with political discourse reflecting often conflicting values on the topic...
Protecting people on the move. Join Scalabrinians in saving their lives.
Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) Celebrates Giving Tuesday, Joining Millions Around the World Participating in the Global Generosity Movement on Nov 29, 2022...
Immigration Initiative at Harvard Hosts a Panel on the Future of DACA
The Immigration Initiative at Harvard discussed the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program...
Message for the conclusion of the Scalabrinian Year
Dear Confreres, here you can find the message for the conclusion of the Scalabrinian Year and the beginning of the preparation for the Symposium on spirituality (2023).
U.S. extends temporary legal status of 337,000 immigrants through 2024 amid court battle
The Biden administration on Thursday said it would extend the deportation protections and work permits of an estimated 337,000 immigrants...
Canada identifies international students as ‘ideal immigrants’ but supports are lacking
The number of international students in Canada has steadily increased over the last decade, contributing approximately $22 billion to the Canadian economy...
Scalabrini Formation Center, a year training migrants in Colombia
One year has passed since the Scalabrini Training Center opened its doors in the city of Bogotá to train migrants and people in conditions of human mobility...
U.S. Immigration Critics Ignore Canada’s Welcome Mat For Immigrants
Canada, a country that admits four times as many immigrants as a percentage of its population as the United States...
What to do if you lose your job in the US?
After Twitter layoffs, Stripe cuts 14 per cent of its workforce, the focus is back on corporate giants...
Overwhelmed in Panama’s Darién, Venezuelan migrants keep their eyes on the US
Crossing a muddy road, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants walk in single file through the Darién jungle, border between Colombia and Panama...
Thousand of Seafarers and Fishers suffer human rights abuse. (Video)
Stella Maris Scalabrinian Network SMSNETW, promotes the welfare and human rights of people of the sea and their families worldwide...
Big Tech cites national security in push for immigration changes
Policy leaders in Big Tech have revved up a push for Congress to pass immigration changes before the end of the year...
Immigration has never been higher, and Canadians have never been more pleased with it
With immigration up to 400,000 per year, new poll finds pro-immigration sentiments at historic high.
Where is Newfoundland?: N.L. sees lowest immigration rate in Atlantic Canada per new report
Prior to Ukraine crisis, N.L. welcomed less than 4,000 immigrants between 2016-2021...
U.S. Immigration Has Become an Elaborate Bait and Switch
When my friend Lakshminarayana Ganti, an operations management and cybersecurity specialist from India, texted me this year to let me know that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had “lost”...
Another Study Concludes Immigration Critics Are Wrong
A new study concludes temporary work visas allow firms to expand and hire more U.S. workers, contrary to the arguments of immigration opponents.
In St. Scalabrini’s Footsteps
The Catholic New York office at the New York Catholic Center is a short walk from the Center for Migration Studies of New York on East 60th Street near the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge...
St. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini’s 1901 visit to Boston
Earlier this month, on Oct. 9, Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, founder of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo (commonly known as the Scalabrini Fathers)..
Amid civil war, Biden administration grants immigration relief to Ethiopians
The Biden administration on Friday announced that Ethiopian nationals in the United States will become eligible to apply for work permits and..
National Academy Of Sciences: Boost Immigration, Immigrant Scientists
In a new report, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) called for protecting U.S. technological advantages by attracting more foreign-born talent..
Challenges that young immigrants face with U.S. public schools
What too often gets ignored in the national debate about immigration policy is the plight of migrant children who come to the United States..
Migrants targeted in Canadian immigration scam on Facebook
Scammers posing as immigration lawyers targeted Facebook groups with tens of thousands of users, new report reveals
Half of the refugees and migrants from Venezuela in Latin America cannot afford three meals a day
Inflation, the prolonged impact of the pandemic and unemployment exacerbate the fragility of the country's displaced..
Immigration advocates call again for DACA renewal in Congress, as possible end looms
U.S. Senate Democrats said Tuesday that they remained hopeful Congress could create a legal pathway to citizenship before the end of the year for the more than 600,000..
Superior General‘s speech welcoming the Holy Father
Holy Father, our Scalabrinian Family is pleased that you have given us this opportunity to thank you personally, along with the Dioceses of Piacenza and Como and the migrant communities we work with..
Canada immigration: What you need to know about the application process, points system and what not to do
With world-class education, free health insurance and a multicultural ecosystem — what's not to like about Canada? In turn..
Watch some of the interesting interviews that has been made previous to the Canonization Event
Videos of the Interviews made by Espansione Tv, Rome Reports and Tv2000
Ottawa working on program to regularize status of 500,000 immigrants
The federal government is aiming to create a program that will provide a path to permanent residency for up to 500,000 immigrants who are working in Canada..
Many living testimonies of the Scalabrinian charism
On the occasion of the canonization of John Baptist Scalabrini, on October 9 in St. Peter's Square, stories of extraordinary commitment to the reception and integration of immigrants arise throughout the world..
Demographic Profile of Black Undocumented Immigrants in the United States
This data and policy briefing examines the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Black undocumented immigrants living..
Canada set to announce the latest Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025
The Canadian government is expected to announce the latest Immigration Levels Plan by November 1, 2022.
Zero tolerance: Family separation and U.S. immigration policy
The Dolores Huerta lecture is the signature program of Penn’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, said Krista Cortes, director of La Casa Latina, in her introduction.
Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini already a Saint to this NYC parish
Parishioners at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Greenwich Village always believed that the late Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini was a saint.
Migration becomes a trending topic at New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week was treated to a celebration of diversity and inclusion earlier this month, when designers backed by the UN-supported No Nation Fashion initiative showcased their creations on the catwalk.
Americans want humane immigration policies, not cruel political stunts
Including immigrants is not eroding our economy and culture. Instead, policies that help immigrants belong can make Americans feel like they belong too.
Activists mobilize in support of immigration reform bill
Grouped tightly behind a podium, activists faced a row of cameras and microphones Wednesday morning, calling out for a pathway to permanent residency for undocumented immigrants..
Costa Rica: No to indifference to the transit of migrants
The Secretary of the Pastoral Care of Human Mobility of Costa Rica calls on society and the authorities and institutions of the Government to assume the situation of migrants..
U.S. expands, extends Myanmar immigration status to May 2024
The Biden administration has said it is expanding and extending temporary legal status in the U.S. for several thousand people from Myanmar..
Syracuse Mayor Walsh speaks on immigration reform
“Anytime we have refugees coming into this country, we want to make sure the federal government knows that Syracuse is a welcoming place and will work hand and hand with them..”
Canada marks 20,000 Afghan arrivals with help from partners at home and abroad
The Government of Canada continues to work hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible..
Ahead of US Midterms, How Has US Immigration Policy Changed?
As U.S. midterm elections approach, immigration remains one of the country's most contentious political issues...
Volunteers extend a hand to migrants from Texas: ‘We welcome them’
Mass bussing has been called a political stunt, but New York non-profit groups have mobilized to offer a sense of humanity.
Immigrant assistance program leader responds to migrants being sent to Martha’s Vineyard
The move by the governor has brought political controversy surrounding illegal immigration.
Los Angeles archbishop issues new call for immigration reform
Archbishop Jośe Gomez of Los Angeles encouraged prayer for a society of “solidarity and compassion” that better serves the “poor and least among us.”
Florida flies dozens of Venezuelans to Martha’s Vineyard
Governor Ron De Santis joins Republicans from Texas and Arizona, sending migrants to liberal bastions to protest President Biden’s ‘open border policies’
Shelters in New York overwhelmed with migrants: Democrats blame Texas
Increasingly saturated. This is how the shelters in New York City are due to the high flow of migrants who are arriving on buses sent from Texas.
20,000 migrant children crossed alone through El Paso
The last case was that of a 4-year-old Ecuadorian minor, located on Sep 6th next to the border barrier.
Immigration policy will remain the great divide in American politics
With dissatisfaction high over the Biden administration’s liberal shift on immigration, Republicans and conservatives may benefit in the midterm elections.
The U.S. needs immigration, not overheated rhetoric on migrants
Border Patrol agents are stopping unauthorized migrants coming from Mexico at record levels. Little wonder more than half of Americans now say an “invasion” is underway...
NWT (North West Territories, Canada) launching new immigration initiatives in bid to fill vacancies
With companies incapable of finding workers, the Northwest Territories is preparing a new immigration push to attract...
Chicago welcomes immigrants bused out of Texas with open arms
Nearly 80 people seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border were sent to Chicago by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as part of his plan to move them to Democrat-led cities...
Who can request asylum before the immigration authority of the United States
In order to apply for asylum in the United States, you must fill out a form and have evidence that you have been persecuted in your country of origin.
More than 324,000 Venezuelan migrants will be able to regularize in Ecuador
The Government of Ecuador hopes to give or renew residence to more than 324,000 Venezuelans during the first stage of the new immigrant regularization process...
A Profile of Undocumented Agricultural Workers in the United States
Agricultural workers in the United States not only support the US economy, but are also responsible for keeping people across the country and the globe fed.
Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees Defy Deadly Desert Conditions on Their Journey to Chile
Sunburned and gasping for breath, the 3,700-meter-high altitude and freezing climatic conditions have noticeably taken their toll on this family...
Fr. Leonir’s Interview
Watch the interview with the Father Leonir Mário Chiarello, 'Superiore Generale' of the Missionaries of Saint Charles - Scalabrinians, talking about the Scalabrinian year and the Canonization of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini, Founder of the Congregation.
Emerging from COVID, the US Refugee Resettlement Program Enters a Critical Phase
The COVID-19 pandemic drastically slowed the pace of resettlement globally, with global refugee resettlement numbers falling by over 50 percent from 2019-2021.
Migrants & Refugees: ‘Growing together as a Church’
The Vatican’s Migrants & Refugees Section releases the fifth video in a series exploring the positive impact of migrants on Catholic communities, and highlights the experience of St. Mary of the Lake Parish in Chicago.
NYC Now Leasing 11 Hotels for Families as Homeless Population Rises
At a Council hearing short on details, officials from Mayor Eric Adams’ administration pinned the shelter population rise on newly arriving immigrants from the Southern Border.
Pope expresses sorrow for Nicaragua, says dialogue should be basis for a respectful coexistence
At the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis expresses his sorrowful concern as tensions continue to rise in Nicaragua, where the government is imposing...
Canadian immigration: We sponsor spouses — why not friends?
Faced with the winds of social change, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) redefined family reunification to include same-sex couples and unmarried partners.
America’s largest employers are sounding the alarm on immigration rules
Canada’s successful startup visa program shows us why.
Migrant Assistance Center - CIAMI Bogotá (video español)
The Missionaries of San Carlos Scalabrinianos, are a Catholic missionary congregation with the charism of caring for the migrant, displaced and refugee population, present in 35 countries...
Conservatives Should See Immigrants as Allies, Not Adversaries
"One thing that’s very important to understand about Hispanics, particularly working-class voters, is they’re not liberals. They’re moderate to conservative..."
Immigration is key to easing the nursing shortage
Demand for nurses is expected to grow to 3.3 million in seven years. State representatives and government officials should be encouraged to increase the number of available visas and support policies that bring...
Pope on Assumption: Mary takes us by the hand, inviting us to rejoice
During Angelus address on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis reminds faithful that the Blessed Mother takes each of us by the hand...
Rodríguez Maradiaga: "Silent War" to the Church in Nicaragua
The Honduran cardinal expressed solidarity with the Nicaraguan Catholic community in the face of the siege it suffers from the local government.
140 aid workers killed in 2021 as UN humanitarian funding gap looms larger
The United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) warned on Friday that at nearly $34 billion, the funding shortfall for aid operations is the biggest it’s ever been.
British Columbia (B.C.) asks federal government for more autonomy over immigration to solve labour shortage
Immigration minister Nathan Cullen lobbies Ottawa to up medical professionals sponsorship to 10,000
Biden administration says ’Remain in Mexico’ policy is over
The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that it ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court..
NYC immigration official: Texas is sending migrants thirsty, hungry and sick
New York City's top immigration official criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's effort to ship asylum-seeking migrants to the city on buses.
More Americans want fewer immigrants in US for first time since 2014, poll reveals
A plurality of Americans believe the level of immigration into the US should be decreased, according to a new Gallup poll, the first time the survey has shown that in eight years.
Female migrant workers: challenges and strengths
Despite the stereotypes of migrant women as mere dependents of men or moving just for family reunification, there has been a long history of women migrating for employment, with numbers increasing over the past..
Assessing Colombia, Peru, and Chile’s Educational Responses to the Venezuelan Migration Crisis
With over 5 million Venezuelans fleeing their home country, Latin America is facing the largest migration crisis in its history. Colombia, Peru, and Chile host the largest numbers of Venezuelan..
Democrats urge Biden to accept more refugees after failing to reach resettlement cap of 125,000
President Joe Biden came to office pledging to rebuild a refugee resettlement program that had been all but formally dismantled by..
Biden wants an industrial renaissance. He can’t do it without immigration reform
President Joe Biden's dream of turning the United States into a hub of microchip manufacturing lacks a key ingredient — a small yet critical core of high-skilled workers..
A Conversation with Arctic Canada`s Bishop Krótki of Iqaluit
In this interview with Vatican News, Bishop Krótki of Arctic Canada's city of Iqaluit, in Nunavut Territory, reaffirms the significance of the Pope making an Arctic stop to meet Inuit residential school survivors..
Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees: Growing together as humanity
In the new video released ahead of the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), which will be celebrated on the last Sunday of September, Pope Francis invites..
Indigenous people, evangelization, and us
The heart of Pope Francis' "penitential pilgrimage" to Canada has focused on his personal closeness to indigenous peoples and his request for forgiveness for the disasters wrought by the colonial mentality...
Landmark guidelines aim to protect children uprooted by climate change
New UN-backed guidelines issued on Monday aim to protect, include and empower children forced to flee their homes due to the climate crisis, marking the first-ever global effort..
Phil Fontaine: Forgiveness the path to true healing
Former AFN Chief, Phil Fontaine, welcomes Pope Francis' apology to survivors for atrocities committed by many Christians against the Indigenous Peoples in Canada in the residential school system..
The ‘solemn purpose’ of the Pope’s penitential pilgrimage
Indigenous people in Canada eagerly await Pope Francis' message of repentance and reconciliation as he begins his "penitential pilgrimage" in Canada.
WHO calls for action to provide migrant and refugee healthcare
Millions of refugees and migrants face poorer health outcomes than their host communities..
Legal U.S. residency no longer required for Colorado benefits
With little notice, Colorado took a huge step this month toward becoming a refuge for undocumented immigrants. The 2021 law signed by Gov. Jared Polis makes available state benefits..
Exploitation of migrant workers and tools for protection
Despite the presence of anti-slavery legislation in several countries, migrant workers are victims of exploitative employers
California built a safety net for millions of undocumented residents. Here’s how it happened
Isabel Coronel, 76, walked in a hospital for the first time in almost 30 years last month. Coronel, an undocumented immigrant, had spent decades..
Biden is facing another major immigration decision. The White House is still weighing what to do.
The administration fears expanding temporary protections for Venezuelans could affect migration flow at the border..
San Antonio archbishop says exploitation of poor, migrants is "grave"
San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller in a recent homily railed on smugglers as well as the injustices toward immigrants..
Bishop hails Sr. Luisa’s service to the poor and Church in Haiti
As Haitians hold a procession in honor of Sr. Luisa Dell’Orto who was killed in an armed attack in Port-au-Prince on Saturday, Bishop Pierre-André Dumas of Anse-à-Veau and Miragoâne diocese upholds the late nun’s work..
UN rights office in probe call, after Morocco-Spain migrant deaths, Texas tragedy, show need for safer pathways
The deaths of at least 23 migrants seeking to reach Spanish territory from Morocco should be investigated urgently by both countries..
Migrants are released on parole in the US due to an increase in applications for entry
The US authorities have had to apply the measure in the face of the massive arrival of people in territories such as Texas.
Canadian Bishops: "Pope’s July visit a step toward healing, reconciliation"
The Bishops of Canada welcome the release of the schedule for Pope Francis’ 24-29 July Apostolic Visit, and express their hopes his visit will offer another step in the journey of healing..
On the 10th Anniversary of DACA..
As DACA marks 10th anniversary, recipients voice frustration over inaction... U.S. Bishops’ Migration Chairman Expresses Solidarity with Dreamers..
Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees: a future for all
We’re happy to share with you the new video from Pope Francis for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), which will be celebrated on Sunday, September 25, 2022.
The Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection U.S. Government and Foreign Partner Deliverables
President Biden and Leaders of Latin American Countries Signed the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration, Committing to Accept More Migrants
Around 100,000 ‘Dreamers’ to graduate without shot at work permits
Around 100,000 undocumented immigrants will graduate high school in 2022 without a shot at work permits, the first time in a decade that a majority of so-called Dreamers will not be eligible.
At Poland’s borders, Ukrainians are welcomed while refugees from elsewhere face a growing crackdown
More than 3.5 million of the 6.5 million people who have fled Russia’s invasion have entered the EU at the Poland-Ukraine border..
Implementation of the Credible Fear and Asylum Processing Interim Final Rule
Rule to ensure that those subject to expedited removal who are eligible for asylum are granted relief quickly, and those who are not are promptly removed.
117th Anniversary of Blessed J.B. Scalabrini
Holy Mass celebrated on June 1st for the 117th Anniversary of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini.
Fraternity is getting your hands dirty in the peripheries of the world like Jesus
To understand migrants, we must see ourselves. In addition, they must be integrated and should not be considered "as a stone in the shoe".
DHS Approved Approximately 6,000 Ukrainians to Enter the United States
Nearly 6,000 Ukrainians approved to enter the U.S. through Biden admin's website The online portal, known as Uniting for Ukraine..
How Aid for Climate Refugees Must Focus on Human Rights and Human Health
Recently released statements commenting on the possible status of climate refugees, responding to migrants attempting to gain refugee status due to factors they attribute..
Hispanic Catholic leaders emphasize bipartisanship in immigration reform
In a meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on April 27, Gloria Mancilla explained the challenges she faces as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient..
Historic first mass in Spanish at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC.
Monsignor Christophe Pierre, along with 13 other archbishops and bishops from the US, presided over a historic celebration on April 27..
I’m a prisoner here
Today, the United States operates the world's largest immigration detention system, a system the Biden administration uses to jail people seeking refugee protection.
P. Volmar SCARAVELLI
RIP Fr. Volmar. We invite you to visit and celebrate the Holy Mass with present body on St. Vincent Catholic Church, Margate - Florida, Sunday May 1st and Monday May 2nd. See schedules
Hundreds of thousands of stateless people are living in legal limbo in the U.S.
Around the world, conflicts, wars, and other geopolitical crises have left millions of people without citizenship in any country.
Child Maltreatment & Child Migration: Abuse Disclosures..
While gang violence, community violence, and domestic violence have been recognized as contributing factors to Central American migration, less is known about the intersection between child maltreatment and migration.
Good Practices about Intercultural Migrant Ministry
This resource offers seven practices for ministering to migrants and their host communities. The guidance is based on experience gained through migrant-serving projects, as well as educational programs..
Calls on Biden Administration to Immediately End Title 42 and Restore Welcome
This week, news reports indicated that the Biden administration is expected to terminate Title 42 by May 23. The public health order, first invoked by the Trump administration..
Legalization Through Registry: The Benefits of a “Rolling Registry” Program
With one statutory change, Congress could extend legal status to millions of undocumented residents through an existing legalization program known as the “registry.”
Pope recites special prayer for end to war in Ukraine
Pope Francis recites a special prayer imploring God to forgive us for war, especially the war in Ukraine, during his Wednesday General Audience.
Pope to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary
Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, 25 March, during the Celebration of Penance in St Peter's Basilica.
U.S. immigrants feel "chilling effect" of Trump-era benefits rule
A year ago, the Biden administration disavowed Donald Trump’s controversial policy, but many low-income migrants are still forgoing welfare benefits for fear a claim could hurt their immigration status.
Vatican ambassador warns Ukraine war will worsen global refugee crisis
ROME - Colombian Ambassador to the Holy See Jorge Mario Eastman, whose country is all too familiar with the complexities of a mass migration crisis..
Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis appeals for peace in Ukraine
During the Sunday Angelus in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis appeals for peace in Ukraine and help for refugees. Watch the video..
Work for All, Including Migrants and Refugees
The Vatican COVID-19 Commission (VCC-19) launched a “Work for All” project in November 2021 to build a more just future..
Conservative Group`s Lawsuit over Catholic Border Ministry..
A range of prominent Catholics are criticizing CatholicVote, a controversial Michigan-based conservative nonprofit organization..
Pope: Listening is necessary to engage God and others..
“Fundamentally, listening is a dimension of love,” the pope says. This is why Jesus calls his disciples to evaluate the quality of their listening.
Immigrants' use of New York City Programs and Services
Download the Report. Programs, Services, and Benefits: Examining the impact of fear and other barriers to access..
Beautiful video of the Italian Museum in Washington
Beautiful video of the Italian Museum in Washington DC, Filmed for RAI Italia, filmed by Armando Ayala, edited by Stefano Salimbeni
12 years after Haiti’s earthquake, devastation still remain
Marcus Garcia was about to record an editorial at his Port-au-Prince radio station on Jan. 12, 2010, when the ground began to shake..
Pope Francis: ‘Economy must serve people, not profits’
Pope Francis urges participants in a Vatican conference on the post-pandemic future to make concrete commitments to putting the global..
"Ready to Stay" Legalization under Pending Bills
A comprehensive analysis of the us foreign-born populations eligible for special legal status programs and for legalization under pending bills
Making the world everyone’s homeland
28th November 1887-2021. Message for the 134 Anniversary of Foundation of the Congregation. Making the world everyone’s homeland
A balanced lunch for Venezuelan children
The campaign is part of the strategic assistance alliance created by Red Recuperación and the Scalabrinian International Migration Network (SIMN)