Tag: Catholic Charities

Fire Displaces 200 Residents of a Halfway House in Paterson, N.J.

A fire destroyed the largest halfway house in Paterson, N.J., on Saturday, displacing about 200 residents who the city’s mayor said had been trying to turn their lives around while recovering from addiction. Plumes of smoke from the fire, which broke out around 11 a.m. at the Straight & Narrow halfway house, could be seen […]

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‘If You’re Like Me, You Can’t Sit By. This Is America.’

Second of two articles. Read the first here. Family separations at the border are not the only crisis immigrant children face. Children who were taken from their parents, or who crossed the border alone, also go to their immigration hearings alone. And “alone” means no lawyer. Many Americans are shocked that there is no right […]

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A New Migrant Surge at the Border, This One From Central Africa

SAN ANTONIO — For months, a migrant-services center blocks from the Alamo in downtown San Antonio has been packed with Central American families who have crossed the border in record-breaking numbers. But in recent days, hundreds of migrants from another part of the world have caused city officials already busy with one immigrant surge to […]

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