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As migrant caravan approaches border, Catholic leaders call for compassion

October 31, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: The chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Migration, joined by the leaders of Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services, said that “we are deeply saddened by the violence, injustice, and deteriorating economic conditions forcing many people to flee their homes in Central America. While nations have the right to protect their borders ... we affirm that seeking asylum is not a crime. We urge all governments to abide by international law and existing domestic laws that protect those seeking safe haven and ensure that all those who are returned to their home country are protected and repatriated safely.”

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