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Pope Urges Protection for Minors Crossing US Border

posted on July 16, 2014

In The Boston Globe, Inés San Martín reports that Pope Francis has called for reconsideration of immigration procedures in the U.S. and Mexico as children migrate in large numbers from Central America to the U.S. “Such a humanitarian emergency demands as a first urgent measure that these minors be protected and duly taken in,” Pope Francis said. The pope’s call for safe and comprehensive immigration policies follows President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to put the minors through U.S. immigration processes, with an understanding that most will return home.

Read at The Boston Globe