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ZENIT Asked J. Kevin Appleby to Give an Overview of the Issue in Light of the Pope’s Visit and Church Teaching

ZENIT asked J. Kevin Appleby, the senior international migration policy director of the Center for Migration Studies of New York, a member of the Scalabrinian International Migration Network (SIMN), to give an overview of the issue in light of the Pope’s visit and Church teaching. Pope Francis will soon visit Mexico and will visit the U.S.-Mexican border in Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas.   What will the Holy Father do at the border?  What

Scalabrinian International Migration Network Welcomes New Program to Protect Central American Refugees, Offers Assistance in Identifying Persons At-Risk

In comments January 15, Reverend Leonir Chiarello c.s., executive director of the Scalabrinian International Migration Network (SIMN), welcomed the announcement by the U.S. government to launch a new refugee processing program in Central America for families and unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. On January 13, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the initiative, which, according to reports, could offer resettlement to up to 9,000 persons a year to the United