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Bishops’ migration committee chairman objects to ‘fast-track’ deportations

A U.S. bishop charged with addressing immigration issues has raised objections to a July 26 announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that it would begin “expedited removal” proceedings, or fast-tracking deportations, of some immigrant families who entered the U.S. illegally and do not qualify for asylum.

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Bishop hails ruling on one immigration policy, calls for end to another

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration June 24 hailed a Supreme Court decision dismissing a lawsuit challenging a Trump-era immigration policy that kept asylum-seekers in Mexico, while he urged the end of another policy that keeps migrants out of the U.S.

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Biden administration halts border projects funded with military money

The Biden administration announced April 30 it would stop paying for construction projects along the southern border between Mexico and the U.S., which were being funded with money originally designated for the military.

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Group asks Biden administration to step up reunification of border families

An interfaith collection of religious activists is asking the Biden administration to step up the pace of family reunification to remedy the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that separated an estimated 5,500 immigrant children from their families by invoking criminal proceedings against their parents.

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