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Breaking News and Action – Stop the Deportations

President Obama can do more for immigrant families.

 The deadlocked Supreme Court just ruled 4-4 on DAPA, blocking President Obama's immigration plan for "deferred action for parents of Americans" which would have deferred deportation and provided work permits for the millions of undocumented parents of children who are U.S. citizens. But this is not the end.

Take action now! Tell President Obama: If there is no DAPA, then there should be no deportations.

DAPA is similar to a ... continue reading

New Pastoral Letter From San Salvador: I See Violence and Strife In the City

El Salvador is again overwhelmed with violence. At Casa Juan Diego we are very aware of the critical situation for Salvadorans because of the refugees who come to our doors and tell us their stories. In response to a crisis situation in which the death toll from homicides is one of the highest in the world and some perpetrators of violence seem to be dehumanized, Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador has published a pastoral letter which addresses the roots of the violence and ... continue reading

by Angel Valdez

Why Are We Deporting Thousands Of Children Alone?

We wrote in the last issue about the Central American children who come to the United States alone and the mothers with children who are escaping imminent death in their countries but are the first to be deported when they arrive. Now the news is even worse. The Department of Security is sending deportation officers house to house to find and deport many thousands who came in 2014 and 2015, when there was an outpouring of support for the children, and have not yet been deported.  Especially ... continue reading

by Angel Valdez

Personalism in Our Daily Lives

Joanna, a graduate of Wyoming Catholic College, is a Catholic Worker at Casa Juan Diego. I came to Casa Juan Diego some months ago, and as I made the long drive from home down to Houston, Texas, I began to wonder more and more as the wheels of the car brought me closer and closer to the door of my new home: what will it be like? What will I be doing? I knew little about the particulars of my daily activities at Casa Juan Diego; the one thing I knew for sure was very general, and I had seen it ... continue reading

A Voice Crying Out In the Desert

Mark, a Catholic Worker at Casa Juan Diego, graduated from Texas A & M University. I come from a family of migrant workers. My grandparents would travel from the Texas border to Wisconsin, Montana and Wyoming during the summer months to work in the fields and work as laborers. My parents would also go up north during their high school years and would assist their families with the work. These stories always intrigued me as it was difficult to grasp in detail what this experience was like. ... continue reading

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