Pope Francis has developed “Twenty Points on Migration” to help individuals and nations understand and uphold the rights of migrants and refugees. It is important to reflect on these points as we deal with the current rhetoric and realities around migration today in America. Studies show that misinformation has permeated the consciousness of many Americans, leading to distorted views of immigrants, the issues they face, and U.S. immigration policy – which, in turn, fuels anti-immigrant sentiment and laws. It is fundamental to CST that all human beings are made in the image of God. This means, of course, that all persons possess certain fundamental rights, such as the rights to life, freedom, and migration. Click here to read the complete analysis of this situation in our social justice resource.
To read the Atlantic-Midwest Province's statement on the migrant "caravan" please click here.