Search / 51 results found

from
to
AP
  • Updated

Pope Francis has traveled to southern Italy to close out an Italian church congress that coincided with Italy’s national election. Neither Francis nor his hosts referred to the vote during the open-air Mass, though Francis mentioned immigration and Italy's low birth rate in comments afterward, hitting on two campaign issues. Italy’s bishops conference had earlier urged Italians to cast ballots in the eagerly watched election that could bring Italy its first far-right government since World War II.

Eagle columnist D.R. Bahlman writes: "It’s now generally agreed that the New York Gov. Rockefeller's drug laws were a fiasco. They were simple-minded solutions for complex problems and they were designed solely for political purposes. His folly comes to mind as I follow the story of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s petulant response to the influx of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S."

AP
  • Updated

With refugee resettlement agencies overwhelmed after being gutted by the Trump administration, thousands of Americans heeded the call to help Afghans restart their lives in far-flung towns across the United States with little to no immigrant populations. Now the Biden administration is expected to turn the experiment into a permanent program that will allow everyday Americans to resettle people displaced from a slew of countries. Experts say the private sponsorship model could transform the way America resettles refugees and ensure the doors remain open no matter who is elected to office.

AP
  • Updated

As Republican governors ramp up their transports of migrants to Democratic-run jurisdictions, the practice is getting a mixed reaction from Christian faith leaders — many of whom, especially evangelicals, have supported GOP candidates by large numbers in recent elections. Some depict the actions as inhumanely exploiting vulnerable people for political ends, while others say it’s a harmless way of calling attention to immigration's impact on states near the border. One pastor says “government officials who refuse to fulfill their biblical responsibility to protect our borders should be made to feel the effects of their lawless policies.” Another counters that “you shouldn’t be loading people up and treating them as political props.”

AP
  • Updated

New York City’s latest celebrity visitor is stopping traffic even in this jaded, larger-than-life town. Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, is on a 17-day blitz through every corner of the Big Apple as part of a theater project hoping to raise awareness about immigration. She will visit tourists meccas — Times Square and Grand Central Station, among them — and also communities far from the glitz of Manhattan, like Bedford–Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. At each of the 55 stops planned stops, organizers have reached out to community artists and leaders to create a special event anchored by the place visited.

AP
  • Updated

Southall is a district in West London that's filled with members of the South Asian diapora. And it's a community where the death of Queen Elizabeth II has reopened the old wounds of a complicated history. The district ’s experiences mirror those in other London diaspora communities with colonial pasts. An older generation maintains a deep respect for the late monarch and the opportunity to prosper in Britain. But young people are unsure. They struggle to reconcile their identity as Britons with the brutal colonialism that upended the lives of their forebears. They demand a reckoning with the past.