The US Supreme Court on June 30th ruled that the US Secretary of Homeland Security has the authority to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which forces some migrants to remain outside the US until their asylum cases can be heard. The decision paves the way for the MPP to be formally ended.
Mexican Bishops called on the government to respect its commitments to promote and protect the rights of migrants. The urgent appeal on 6 December highlighted the desperate situation along the Guatemalan border, while pledging the Church’s continued humanitarian assistance to migrants.
A Bishop on the southern border of the USA called for an end to the Migrant Protection Protocols, which require some migrants to remain in Mexico to have their asylum requests heard. The policy is deadly for those seeking protection, causing “needless suffering,” said El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz.
Rohingya refugees must be welcomed and protected, said Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario after a visit to Cox’s Bazar camp in Bangladesh. He called for international solidarity while noting the good work by ICMC’s national member Caritas Bangladesh to provide dignified living conditions in the camp.
The international community must make migration policy humane and address factors driving forced displacement, the German Bishops’ Conference outlined with the Evangelical Church in Germany in a second-ever common word on migration. The paper advocates for sea rescue and against human trafficking.