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Border Bishops: The cry of Christ in the voice of the migrant moves us

The Tex-Mex Border Bishops group has issued a statement about their visit to the Rio Grande Valley earlier this week.<p>The statement is signed by 21 …

Cupich to priests: No entry for immigration agents without warrants

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich told priests Tuesday that if federal immigration authorities knock on the doors of their parishes without a warrant, priests should turn them away and call the archdiocese's lawyers. Catholic school principals have been told to do the same.<p>"If they do not have a …

Immigration

Churches Now Providing Sanctuary Protection For Undocumented Immigrants

"I cannot visit my friends and do things I would usually do. But on the other hand, my family will come here to visit me … it's harder to live in fear with a deportation order."<p>WASHINGTON — For the first time in years, Rosa Robles Loreto and her family didn't celebrate Christmas in their Tucson …

Democrats Criticize White House On Deportation Raids In Tense Meeting

The raids have picked up 121 people the administration says have received final deportation orders.<p>WASHINGTON -- White House officials faced frustrated and upset Democrats on Thursday when they went to Capitol Hill to discuss deportation raids on mothers and children.<p>The raids, which have picked up …

'Sanctuary cities' endangered by Trump order threatening to cut federal funds

Executive order claims cities that provide refuge to undocumented migrants, including New York and Los Angeles, are in violation of immigration laws<p>An executive order on “sanctuary cities” signed by Donald Trump on Wednesday has placed in the crosshairs over 400 cities and counties that offer some …

Immigration

Trump's 'sanctuary city' order splits red and blue states

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Donald Trump's promised crackdown on "sanctuary cities" has revealed the deep divide on immigration in liberal and conservative …

Minority Rights Must Not Be Sacrificed For Populism

Since the 1960s British politicians and policymakers have claimed that good race relations in Britain requires tough immigration policy. It's time to …

Immigration

Being black in a world where white lies matter

In a world of fake news and alternative facts, fabricated fears can have serious consequences<p>Last week, <i>Vanity Fair</i> reported that the woman who in …

White terrorism is “different,” says white congressman — and unfortunately, he’s right

<b>Sean Duffy; Dylann Roof (AP/Andrew Harnik/Chuck Burton)</b><p>Onetime reality TV star Rep. Sean Duffy humiliated himself in CNN interview — but in a twisted way, he has a point<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>February 8, 2017 4:30pm (UTC)<p>As I have written about many times, here at Salon and elsewhere, whiteness is the …

How Teachers Learn to Discuss Racism

Urban-education programs prepare them for imperative contemporary conversations with students.<p>After a rash of police killings last summer, H. Richard Milner, a professor of urban education at the University of Pittsburgh, set out to answer a question that had been gnawing at him for some time. As a …

Racial segregation is still at the heart of Chicago’s ills... and America’s too | Natalie Y Moore

Ahead of President Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago this week, the author of a celebrated book about the city explains how it works as a microcosm of the US, with its legacy of policies reinforcing ethnic and economic divisions<p>In a couple of days, President Barack Obama will give a farewell …

Barack Obama

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated.<p>Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly …

individualchoices

Healthcare Denied At 550 Hospitals Because Of Catholic Doctrine

A disturbing new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and MergerWatch, “Health Care Denied,” finds that one in six hospitals in the U.S. are operated in accordance with Catholic religious rules, known as the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs).<p>While perhaps best known for …

Physiology

Depression and Suicide — A Catholic Perspective

As a psychiatrist, I had been aware, prior to his death, that Robin Williams struggled with a severe mood disorder — depression or bipolar disorder, …

Trump’s war on Medicaid: Our new president wants to gut a critical program for the poor

Donald Trump’s Medicaid plan is clear: Slash funding and kick large numbers of low-income people off the rolls<p>For all his posturing on populism and sticking up for the “forgotten men and women” of the United States, President Donald Trump is no friend to low-income Americans. Over the first days of …