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The Next Phase of Immigration Reform (Part 2)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just excuses to try to keep the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. At the end of the day the immigrants know the danger and they willingly took that risk. There are places they can legally cross the border without that danger and they purposely avoid those.

I am surprised at the wall being continued but also not surprised because this will become a big election issue in Nov and again in 2024.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they continue constructing the wall they can claim "see? we are doing something about immigration" ahead of elections. They will keep the wall construction as quiet as possible.

Maya Flores has submitted the Advanced Border Coordination Act to create hubs on the border to facilitate information-sharing between Federal, State, and local authorities. Immigration has a direct and daily effect on her district and constituents. I really hope se wins re-election this November.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Advocates worry anti-immigrant provisions will make way into spending bill

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Asylum-seeking migrants wait to be transported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. from Mexico, in Eagle Pass, Texas, July 26, 2022. (Credit: CNS photo/Go Nakamura, Reuters)


WASHINGTON — Faith-based groups are voicing worries that lawmakers will extend already existing provisions to further prevent immigrants from entering the U.S. as legislators haggle over what will be included in a historic $260 billion spending bill focused on health care and the environment.

Several Catholic organizations in the 55-member Interfaith Immigration Coalition voiced worries Aug. 3 that some lawmakers will attempt to include an extension of a Trump-era rule in the Inflation Reduction Act.

The legislation is the most-watched item in Congress as members gets ready to go on summer recess in early August and includes major tax credits and subsidies for health care and the environment.

But some worry that Republican lawmakers will try to insert an extension of the Title 42 of the Public Health Safety Act, which keeps asylum-seekers from entering the U.S. citing health concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

[…]

With Title 42 still in place, “there is no need to legislatively extend the policy,” the Interfaith Immigration Coalition said in an Aug. 3 news release. “Bills and amendments that claim to temporarily extend Title 42 not only drive harmful, xenophobic rhetoric, but also impose such unattainable requirements that they would make seeking asylum virtually impossible.”

“The member organizations of the (coalition) remain unequivocal in their faith-rooted support of vulnerable people that have been forced to flee their homes, and in the legal and human right to seek asylum,” the release said.

The coalition said it has been urging Senators to vote “no” on any amendment “that would harm immigrant communities and derail this important and historic bill that the nation so desperately needs.”

Sister Áine O’Connor, of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, said that “anti-immigrant amendments do not belong in this bill, and using immigrants as pawns to score political points denies their essential dignity, belonging and ultimately our own realization of our common humanity and need for one another.”

Immigrants are critical contributors to the economy, she said, adding that fearmongering in any language lawmakers introduce into the bill will cause an atmosphere of hate that could cost lives.

“We need only reflect on today’s third anniversary of the racist and violent mass shooting in El Paso to see the results of such fanning of white nationalism and anti-immigrant rhetoric,” she said.

“We call on senators who try to ‘blame the victims,’ immigrants, to instead acknowledge that decades of failed U.S. foreign policies in Latin America have contributed to the root causes of migration, creating the spiraling inequality and violence from which people are fleeing for their lives,” Sister O’Connor said.

Fran Eskin-Royer, executive director of the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, pleaded with senators to not attach “disingenuous amendments on immigration and refugees to the Inflation Reduction Act.”

“These possible anti-immigrant amendments would further damage our failing immigration system and further harm the innocent men, women and children who are escaping dangerous homelands in search of safety and welcome,” she said.

“Our Statue of Liberty and American values embrace all. So should we welcome all, grounded in the knowledge that each and every one of us is endowed with dignity given to us by God,” Eskin-Royer added.

Mary J. Novak, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby group, said that this is “not the time to play politics … and no poison pills should get in the way” of the package.

But Title 42 may not be the only immigration-related sticking point in negotiations. Some Republican senators have said they may bring up border security and other immigration issues but have refused to say what they are.

Immigration policy watchers also are looking at an impasse on the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act that Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, have been working on, trying to establish a pathway for foreign farmworkers to obtain legal status in the U.S.

While there had been some hope that a deal could soon be struck, given that a lack of workers in the fields has been blamed for the increase in food prices on U.S. grocery store shelves, senators have not been able to come an agreement.

The bill passed in the House of Representatives, but the senate has stumbled over worker rights.

National Public Radio, in a July 18 story, said senators are “stuck on a little-known provision centered on those H-2A workers: whether they should be allowed to sue their employers if they believe labor laws have been broken.”

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYC Mayor Eric Adams is crying about Abbott sending illegal immigrants to his city, saying things like "we aren't being told when the buses will be leaving or arriving". Hey, Eric, I am going to let you in on a little secret: no one tells Texas when and where illegal immigrants will be arriving, and you are not even getting 10% of the arrivals we get, so why don't you sit down and shut up. You once bragged about how your city is a sanctuary city, so why aren't you happy about giving these people sanctuary?

The Federal Government has abdicated its responsibility to secure the border, so now it is a State issue.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More buses showed up this morning loaded with illegal immigrants. The Mayor is crying about how they were not notified and cant handle this influx of immigrants..... yet he was OK with Texas having to deal immigrants just showing up unannounced and in numbers 100's if not 1000's of times greater than what is showing up in NY.

Abbot needs to keep this pressure on. Its the only way to get the attention of the Federal Government to stop abdicating its role in immigration.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Catholic Charities NY blames immigration officials for listing its address on migration docs

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U.S. asylum-seekers in Reynosa, Mexico, wait at the Senda de Vida shelter for legal assistance May 23, 2022. (Credit: Daniel Becerril/ Reuters, via CNS)


NEW YORK — Testifying before the New York City Council on Aug. 9, a leader in Catholic Charities expressed concern that migrants are arriving in the city with documentation listing the organization’s offices as their permanent residence, and he put the blame on immigration officials at the southern border for allowing it to happen.

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities of New York, said the organization has seen about 1,100 migrants over the past month, at a time when migration to the city from the southern border is surging. Sullivan said the Catholic Charities’ address was listed in certain migrant’s documentation, something it discovered through a review of each person’s documents when they arrive “to see who are in difficult situations.”

“The chaos, which angers me, is we’ve seen over 200 documents that have been issued by immigration authorities in Texas listing our office as residences of these individuals,” Sullivan said. “We are frightened that they’re going to miss court appearances because they’re not going to get notices that they have to show up.”

Manuel Castro, commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, said that city shelters and legal service providers are experiencing the same issue. He added that the reason the addresses were included is unknown, and that the city continues “to ask the federal authorities to provide us with clarity on this matter.”

In a statement to Crux, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson explained that it’s not CBP, but the migrants themselves, who provide the address that appears on their documentation.

“CBP screens and vets all migrants encountered at the border against multiple public safety databases, and any migrants who may pose a threat to national security or public safety are detained,” the official said.

“Migrants who are provisionally released must provide an address and have strict immigration reporting requirements, including checking with Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further processing once they reach their destination,” the spokesperson continued. “Migrants are provided with forms to update their addresses once they reach their final destination.”

Someone with knowledge of the migrant processing system at the southern border told Crux that immigration officials likely don’t even know what exists at the address provided by the migrants, because they’re just verifying that the address is real.

Regardless of who is providing the addresses — immigration officials or the migrants themselves — it doesn’t change the challenges the issue creates, especially when there’s an influx of people. Sullivan expressed frustration that for decades federal lawmakers haven’t taken steps to address the nation’s broken immigration system.

“What makes me frustrated is that this is a national problem that Congress has been unable to resolve for more than three or four decades,” Sullivan said. “We should not be surprised that these crises emerge periodically because as a nation we haven’t dealt with the immigration problem that we have.”

Sullivan, Castro, and other city officials and nonprofit organizations gave testimony to the New York City Council at a general welfare hearing on the surge of asylum seekers arriving in New York City in recent months and how best to address the problem.

Gary Jenkins, commissioner of the NYC Department of Social Services stated at the hearing that 4,000 asylum seekers have presented themselves to the city’s intake shelter system in the last few months. The influx has strained shelters citywide and led the city to declare an emergency last week to streamline its ability to secure essential services.

The city is working across the five boroughs to place asylum seekers in shelters and find additional spaces to use, Jenkin said. He added that the city is working with federal and state partners to secure additional funding to respond to the migration surge, though he acknowledged the city hasn’t yet determined what the specific financial requests will be.

[…]

Sullivan said the 1,100 migrants Catholic Charities of New York has met are predominantly young men in their 20s and 30s from Venezuela, but he noted that women with children and some migrants from other countries have arrived as well.

Sullivan described the organization’s response efforts as “not much, but yet, a lot.”

When an individual arrives, they are interviewed with “compassion and with respect” in an effort to understand their situation, he said. They are also given food, any clothes the organization can provide, and a “very small amount of financial assistance.”

Beyond his frustration, Sullivan also highlighted reasons why he’s proud and hopeful for the future. The sense of pride, he said, comes from the fact the hearing was held and the city is working to meet the migrants’ needs.

“I’m proud because as New Yorkers they are our people and we are going to respond to them,” Sullivan said. “Catholic Charities has already responded. We will be partners going forward.”

Sullivan added he’s also hopeful because the first thing most of the young men ask when they arrive is if the organization can help them find a job, calling the situation an “opportunity” for the city with “new vibrant New Yorkers taking the jobs that our restaurants can’t fill, and doing construction work.”

“They’re going to make our economy more vibrant. They are going to make New York more vibrant,” Sullivan said. “So in the midst of my anger, my frustration, I’m proud that we’re in New York, and I’m hopeful that this is an opportunity for us to be even better.”

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Criminal aliens are falsifying documents?

Shocking.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Criminal aliens are falsifying documents?

Shocking.


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After reading that article, I hope Abbott increases the numbers 10 fold, then 100 fold. Oh they are oh so proud of having to deal with a few hundred over a number of months.... Lets try 4000 a day.. that's what Texas deals with.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Asylum-seekers will be allowed in as DHS ends ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

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Asylum-seeking migrants wait to be transported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. from Mexico, in Eagle Pass, Texas, July 26, 2022. On Aug. 8, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said that it was set to end, in “a quick, and orderly, manner,” a Trump-era policy that keeps asylum-seekers out of the country while they wait for immigration courts to hear their cases. (CNS photo/Go Nakamura, Reuters)


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Aug. 8 that it was set to end, in “a quick, and orderly, manner,” a Trump-era policy that keeps asylum-seekers out of the country while they wait for immigration courts to hear their cases.

The Biden administration has battled legal impediments since its first day in office to end the Migrant Protection Protocols, popularly known as “Remain in Mexico,” created in late 2018 by the Trump administration and implemented in January 2019.

Since then, under MPP, individuals asking for asylum at U.S. border crossings — or in between ports of entry after crossing — were given paperwork and scheduled for a hearing for an asylum claim, then told to return to the Mexico side to wait out the process.

But many immigrant supporters said that [waiting in Mexico] put people in danger as cartels near the border preyed on them and they faced kidnapping, extorsion, assault and, in some cases rape, as they struggled to survive each day in dangerous border towns.

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Official figures show that under this program, 70,000 people have been forced to wait in Mexico, with the majority of them coming from places such as Venezuela and Nicaragua, which are both experiencing political and economic turmoil. DHS said those enrolled will be allowed to enter during their next scheduled court date.

But even if they enter, there is no guarantee they will be allowed to stay. It just means they can wait out the process in the U.S.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said MPP had “endemic flaws, imposes unjustifiable human costs, and pulls resources and personnel away from other priority efforts to secure our border.”

DHS reiterated that it was still enforcing Title 42, a health measure that kicked in during the coronavirus pandemic and has been enforced by the Trump and Biden administrations.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has said in the past that the provision is to prohibit “the entry of certain persons who potentially pose a health risk, either by virtue of being subject to previously announced travel restrictions or because they unlawfully entered the country to bypass health screening measures.”

The most recent DHS news release on ending MPP said “that individuals encountered at the Southwest border who cannot establish a legal basis to remain in the United States will be removed or expelled.”

Catholic organizations have repeatedly protested against the Biden and Trump administrations on both measures.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be a mistake but they will do it anyway. People will be released in the US and just disappear. 18 years later some of them will have had children and raised families and be asking for their children to be considered dreamers.

We either control our borders or we dont. Right now we dont.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Criminal aliens are falsifying documents?

Shocking.


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After reading that article, I hope Abbott increases the numbers 10 fold, then 100 fold. Oh they are oh so proud of having to deal with a few hundred over a number of months.... Lets try 4000 a day.. that's what Texas deals with.


The people/agencies/cities who claim to help illegal immigrants or portray themselves as "sanctuary cities" are interested only in virtue-signaling. When actual people start showing up, they balk and claim "but we are overwhelmed".

Oh....and the agency that wants to support immigrants doesn't want anyone to know its address? How are they supposed to find you and get help if they don't know where to find you? If everyone gets to know Kavanaugh's address then everyone gets to know your address, as well. Now deal with it...or move. (hint: moving won't help--your address will be found and updated on the documents being handed out)

New York's answer to immigration back when it was ground zero for immigration was "change their name, stamp their documents, ship them off to the neighborhood of people from that country, then forget about them".

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Javier Villalobos, Mayor of McAllen, is poking fun at the mayors of both New York City and Washington, D. C. for whining about the small amount of buses and immigrants they are receiving which has caused them to cry out as if someone kicked them in the balls. McAllen sees over 1,000 new arrivals each day; NYC and Washington aren't getting anywhere near that many, are larger cities, and have significantly larger budgets than McAllen. Suck it up, NYC and Washington--if McAllen can deal with it then so can you.

Both cities only want to say that they are sanctuaries so they could virtue-signal; they did not actually *want* the immigrants.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will put tihs story here because so much of the illegal immigration problem is being driven by the cartels.

In the wake of the recent--and very sharp--increase in violence in the area around Tijuana, Mexico is finally mobilizing and sending in military forces to deal with the situation. Mass kidnappings, dozens of cars on fire, and a statment from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel that said, in essence, "don't be out on the streets after dark if you don't want to get attacked".

I have been encouraging Mexico City for years to use the military to crack down on the cartels. Right now, there are two Mexicos--the souther part controlled by he Obrador Administration in Mexico City and the northern part controlled by the cartels (which are the equivalent of the regional warlords in places like Afghanistan).

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Institute focuses on best immigration ministry practices, reasons for hope

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Paulo Mendoza of Waukegan, Ill., shares during a group discussion July 30, 2022, as the National Pastoral Migratoria Institute hosts representatives from more than 20 U.S. dioceses at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. (Credit: CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)


CHICAGO — The overarching message of the two-day National Pastoral Migratoria Institute held recently at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago was: “Hope is always present in the heart,” according to Carmen Aguinaco.

She made the remarks in her July 30 presentation at the institute for Catholics working with immigrants in dioceses around the country. Aguinaco is a former staff member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church.

Participants in the institute’s virtual and in-person meeting July 29–30 were there to learn best practices in ministry and to focus on hope for the future.

Pastoral Migratoria, a program of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Immigration Ministry, serves as a national model for immigrant leadership ministry and promotes the Gospel imperative to welcome the stranger and work for the common good of all.

Participants who joined virtually were from dioceses that currently have a Pastoral Migratoria ministry, including Baltimore; Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri; New York; and Stockton, California.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of San Bernardino, California, which plan to develop Pastoral Migratoria ministries, participated in person, along with parishes from Chicago.

Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich and Auxiliary Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville of Washington, who is chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration, shared video messages of support with participants.

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It is important to focus on hope, especially since the fight for immigration reform in the United States has been going on for 17 years, she said.

“We need to renew, to connect, to understand that revolutionary hope, that active hope, the hope that is from the Scripture and that’s what we’ve done here,” [Elena Segura, senior national coordinator for immigration in the Archdiocese of Chicago,] said.

On the evening of July 29, Jesuit Father P. Conrado Zepeda who works in Chiapas, Mexico, offered a livestream presentation about the global reality of immigration and migration around the world, not just Mexico and the United States.

“It was a very panoramic view of what’s going on outside of the Mexico–U.S. border and the caravans — what’s also happening in Europe, Africa and what’s going on with the situation of refugees (from Ukraine) and the war,” said Juan Pablo Padilla, coordinator for Pastoral Juvenil in the Chicago Archdiocese and a volunteer with Pastoral Migratoria program in his parish, St. Mary Magdalene in Blue Island.

In another presentation, participants heard about a 15-year study of the mental health of migrant women in both Mexico and Illinois that was published in March.

Deacon Jose Cisneros, from St. Pius X-St. Leonard Parish in Berwyn, Illinois, has been involved in Pastoral Migratoria at his parish for many years.

“I myself am an immigrant and I worked for many years here without any papers and that was a big experience for me,” Cisneros, who attended the conference, told Chicago Catholic, the archdiocesan newspaper.

Julia O’Reilly Castillo also has volunteered in immigrant ministry for many years and has heard many stories of immigrants who have suffered coming to this country. Her husband is an immigrant and also was undocumented for many years.

“I came to realize that this is an issue that we as Catholics need to be involved with and we need to walk with the people,” she said. “That’s the accompaniment piece of Pastoral Migratoria.”

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, is advising other large Democrat cities that they may also soon receive busloads of illegal immigrants from Texas. The goal remains the same--force Washington, D. C. to acknowledge that they have failed on border security and they need to do something about it.
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Dolan: As Jesus taught, church must welcome, help newly arrived migrants

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New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan speaks during a news conference outside the Archdiocese of New York’s headquarters in New York City Aug. 16, 2022. (Credit: Gregory A. Shemitz/CNS)


NEW YORK — The Catholic Church’s perspective on the needs of migrant families arriving in New York City on buses from Texas is to see them “with the eyes of Jesus,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan told reporters at a news briefing Aug. 16.

“He’s the one who said to us, ‘When I was a stranger … an immigrant, you welcomed me,'” the cardinal said.

“Our perspective is not the political perspective” others may have about what has led to huge numbers of asylum-seekers from dozens of countries crossing into the United States from Mexico, he said. “Our perspective is to help them … (with) a sense of honor that we are able to help these people in whom we see the face of God.”

Before the briefing, Dolan and Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, met privately with several individuals and families who had arrived in recent days on buses sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

More than 6,000 migrants have been bused to the city to date and Catholic Charities of the New York Archdiocese has assisted 1,500 migrants.

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These migrants are seeking “safety, protection and opportunity” in the U.S., Sullivan said.

Catholic Charities has been “steadfast in accompanying immigrants and refugees for over a century,” and serving these asylum-seekers who “suddenly and unexpectedly arrive at our doorstep” is no different, he added.

The agency’s “dedicated staff” is treating them with “respect, compassion, dignity and professionalism,” the priest said.

Catholic Charities and its partners are helping the newly arrived with food, clothing and information about city services such as shelters, as well as providing them with the assistance of immigration attorneys.

Sullivan said the agency’s business partners, Catholic philanthropic groups and city officials have stepped up and responded generously to help. He recognized in particular city officials, who he said have “never shirked from accepting responsibility to provide shelter … even though this surge is unprecedented.”

The priest said the archdiocese and Catholic Charities “continue to look forward to working with New York City as a reception center is established to help these new New Yorkers.”

The center, expected to open Aug. 25, will be set up by the city, and Catholic Charities and other nonprofits will provide migrants information and services “to help them make it in our city,” he said.

Sullivan acknowledged some have expressed frustration over this migrant surge, “but there is pride in being a New Yorker and stepping up to plate. And there is hope too that with a little bit of help, these individuals and families will contribute to the vibrancy of New York.”

Jennifer, an asylum-seeker from Venezuela, told reporters she was “thankful to God” for the help she has received from Catholic Charities, including legal assistance.

With Kelly Agnew-Barajas, director of refugee resettlement for Catholic Charities, interpreting for her, she repeated that she was “thankful from the bottom of my heart.”

“I have never been more proud or grateful … for how they have risen to the need,” Dolan said of the Catholic Charities staff, noting they “are old hands at this and used to doing this with respect and efficiency.”

He added that these newly arrived families with whom he had just visited “aren’t just cases … aren’t just problems, statistics. These are people with names, dads and moms, husbands and wives, kids. We love them, we are so happy to see them. They are happy to be here.”

“They have been through turmoil for months. Now they feel at home,” he said. “We see them and love them and … the church which they love which has helped them all along the way. Alleluia.”

The cardinal added that these newcomers “just want to get settled and have a normal life and to have their children in school.”

According to the cardinal, the New York Archdiocese will make scholarships available for these children to go to Catholic schools, just as it has done for children of Haitian, Afghan and Ukrainian refugees.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuck you Wosbald. Fuck you and the child predators you venerate.

Cardinal Dolan Refuses to Remove Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing Eight Children

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For the second time in six month's Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, refuses to remove a priest accused of sexual abuse. The latest incident involves Monsignor John Paddack, stationed at Church of Notre Dame on W. 114th St. in Manhattan.

The priest has been accused of sexual abuse by eight different individuals and the Archdiocese, and specifically Cardinal Dolan, has known about the allegations since 2012 but has stubbornly refused to take action.

Five accusers leveled abuse allegations against Paddack in March, with one former student at Cardinal Hayes High School recalling how he went to the priest for counseling over suicidal feelings. Rafael Mendoza said Paddack instead asked him to strip naked and examined him with a stethoscope.

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Cardinal Dolan has spoken publicly about his concern for survivors of sexual abuse by priests but his actions belie his words. When the NY state legislature was considering helping survivors by enacting statute of limitations reform, the Cardinal had his lobbyists spending money and fighting vigorously against the measure. Fortunately, this year, the legislation finally passed and NY sex abuse survivors can now hold the Archdiocese of New York and other dioceses in NY accountable for aiding and abetting abusive priests.

What makes Dolan's refusal to remove these priests from ministry is his arrogant flaunting of the bishops Dallas Charter which clearly states that such priests should be removed from ministry. It's a Charter which he said he supports and helped create when the bishops met that summer in Texas.

Dolan's history of protecting abusive priests as well as the church's assets is long and worth noting. In 2013, a NY Times opinion piece related, "Tragic as the sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church has been, it is shocking to discover that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, while archbishop of Milwaukee, moved $57 million off the archdiocesan books into a cemetery trust fund six years ago in order to protect the money from damage suits by victims of abuse by priests.

Cardinal Dolan, now the archbishop of New York, has denied shielding the funds as an "old and discredited" allegation and "malarkey." But newly released court documents make it clear that he sought and received fast approval from the Vatican to transfer the money just as the Wisconsin Supreme Court was about to open the door to damage suits by victims raped and abused as children by Roman Catholic clergy.

Saying one thing and doing the opposite is hypocrisy, plain and simple. Dolan has received his reward by scratching and clawing his way to power in the Catholic Church. Now, it's time he receives some justice for what he has done to survivors of sexual abuse.

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