Ask the Department of Homeland Security to Rescind the “Remain in Mexico” Policy and Support Asylum Seekers by Following Existing Law

//Ask the Department of Homeland Security to Rescind the “Remain in Mexico” Policy and Support Asylum Seekers by Following Existing Law

Ask the Department of Homeland Security to Rescind the “Remain in Mexico” Policy and Support Asylum Seekers by Following Existing Law

In January 2019, the Department of Homeland Security issued new policy guidance for “Migrant Protection Protocols.” On March 4, 2019, the Texas and Mexico Border bishops issued a statement voicing disagreement with the recent “Remain in Mexico” policy. Expressing their deep concern over the policy, the bishops noted: “We appeal to governments, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they not adopt policies that have the effect of increasing the suffering of the most vulnerable.” On March 13th, Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin, Texas, Chairman of USCCB Committee on Migration along with Sean Callahan CEO of Catholic Relief Services released a statement of solidarity with the Texas-Mexico Border bishops regarding the human consequences of this policy.

 

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