The Viatorian Community joins with other faith leaders in urging Congress to protect Latin American migrants — particularly children migrating alone — during their difficult and dangerous journeys to the United States.
Reports of abuse, exploitation and human trafficking underscore the need for more protection during their arduous journeys in searh of work and reuniting with family members, and humane treatment once they reach this country.
Read more about how these immigrant children are being warehoused while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in the latest Justice & Peace Alert, issued by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men.
The June Alert also includes news items on a statement by Pope Francis, on peacemaking and courage connected with a reflection on dropping the “just war” concept; the Catholic debate on capitalism, and ways to take Congressional action to eliminate the detention bed quota, which keeps 34,000 immigrants locked up in ICE detention facilities on any given day.
To read more about these justice and peace issues, click here.