On September 25th, University of St. Thomas hosted a public forum on immigration titled “The Gospel Transcending Borders.” The event, which was cosponsored by Catholic Charities and the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops, shed light on the current issues facing migrants. The Houston university hoped to offer a better understanding of “how to answer the Gospel call to welcome the stranger” in such a broken immigration system, a system which Cardinal Daniel Dinardo sought to understand better when he recently visited the border himself. The forum featured a diverse panel of speakers, including a representative from Catholic Charities, who shared her experience as an attorney for a center that provides legal assistance to immigrants. Other speakers included a woman who immigrated herself and now advocates for those with undocumented status. There was also a former refugee on the panel, who shared her insight from serving in both the Houston community as well as the community of Sierra Leone.
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