The Vatican’s Congregation for Saints has approved Father Kino for the next step towards canonization. As the namesake of Father Kino, who was an extraordinary example of respect for the dignity of marginalized communities, we strive to continue his legacy. Read more here.
A 16-year old boy from Honduras who was detained in a hotel in Texas challenged his detention in federal court. His case was won on July 24th, which carried significant political significance and shed light on the CBP’s practice of detaining children in hotels before rapidly expelling them across the border, a direct violation of the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. Read the full article here.
Latino farmworker communities in San Joaquin County in California are being ravaged by a spike in COVID-19 cases, a workforce that agricultural advocates generally claim is viewed as disposable labor. This piece from the Los Angelas Times gives a glimpse into the realities of these communities as they battle COVID-19 undocumented and overlooked, and serves as a frightening hint as to what may happen to other similar demographics where public health is not prioritized and immigration status determines available healthcare options.
28 Senators, led by Kamala Harris and Jacky Rosen, demanded answers from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding the detainment of children in hotels and their subsequent rapid expulsion across the border. Their public opposition, which is detailed more here, to such practices and pressure to cease implementation reveals the power and importance of advocacy.