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ESCAPE FROM SUDAN / Prison, hunger and friends: Junior and his newfound hope

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1/31/2014

JUNIOR is a refugee from Sudan. He recounts his escape to Italy, his suffering to near death, and the encounter with a group of friends who took him back to life and hope

The issue of immigration is one of the most hotly debated issues in the United States and Europe. While in the US, the main group in question is the Latinos, in Europe the largest group of immigrants is made up of people from Muslim countries. This dossier consists in interviews and articles around the question of immigration, both legal and illegal, assimilation, and influences on politics and religion.

1/29/2014

UK/ Immigration: Stories, statistics and stereotyping

Katharine Quarmby

KATHARINE QUARMBY’s suggestion for politicians and journalists is two-fold: use statistics wisely and, secondly, before making generalisations about people, please go and talk to them

1/27/2014

UK/ The costs of bashing immigration

Sarah Teather

With the Immigration Bill going through the House of Commons in 2014, SARAH TEATHER MP discusses the costs of anti-immigration policies in the UK and across Europe

1/19/2014

US/ Immigration Reform Would Lift Immigrant Families Out of Poverty, Benefit Nation

Eusebio Elizondo

Keeping undocumented workers in the shadows limits their ability to fully contribute to our economy and prevents them from climbing out of poverty to live in dignity. By Bp. EUSEBIO ELIZONDO

10/24/2013

France / Leonarda, the Kosovo girl who put Hollande in a crisis of conscience (and votes)

Editors

The story of Leonarda, a young Kosovo girl, who was removed from a school bus and expelled from France calls for a more human approach by politicians to the immigration issue

10/11/2013

UK/ Labour’s ‘Apprentice Tax’ Will Harm the Labour Market

Lorena Papamanci

ResPublica’s LORENA PAPAMANCI explains why Ed Miliband’s proposal to reduce non-EU immigration is not likely to succeed and risks failing both the Labour party and the labour market itself

8/30/2013

EDUCATION/ Catholic schools for immigrants: A second bloodless social revolution

Mary Ann Walsh

A move toward Catholic education for immigrants’ children would be a sign of welcome and a wise national investment for the long run. By Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

5/23/2013

US/ Immigration Reform Clears A Hurdle

Michael Sean Winters

Comprehensive Immigration Reform cleared its first major legislative hurdle as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to send the bill to the full Senate. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS

5/17/2013

US/ Immigration Reform Risks to Fail, Again

Sharon Mollerus

SHARON MOLLERUS describes the present situation of the bipartisan attempts at reforming the immigration laws, as called for by the Catholic bishops and many other religious leaders

5/10/2013

THE UNDOCUMENTED/ A movie on the tragedy of immigration

Allison Salerno

The movie “The Undocumented” dramatically shows how migrants continue to die in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona, in an effort to walk into the United States. By ALLISON SALERNO

3/19/2013

USCCB/ Comprehensive Immigration Reform Grants

Editors

CCHD, the official domestic anti-poverty agency of the USCCB, has approved special grants for nearly $1 million to prepare Catholic institutions for the prospects of reform legislation

3/1/2013

IMMIGRATION/ Standing With Our Brothers and Sisters

Kim Daniels

As President Obama and Congress focus on immigration reform, Catholics have an opportunity to assist in fixing the current flawed system, if they stand together. KIM DANIELS

1/30/2013

US/ Towards a bi-partisan policy on immigration reform?

Lorenzo Albacete

LORENZO ALBACETE talks about the contacts between the parties to find an agreement on a comprehensive immigration deal, and highlights the role the Catholic Church can play in this respect

7/17/2012

IMMIGRATION/ He Who Is Without Sin

John Londregan

Those who complain about illegal immigration are still morally complicit in the problem: they gladly take advantage of cheaper prices made possible by undocumented workers.

6/20/2012

IMMIGRATION/ Obama’s amnesty

Lorenzo Albacete

LORENZO ALBACETE comments on Obama’s recent executive order for an amnesty on deporting certain illegal immigrant children who meet certain requirements, and the reactions it has produced.