Isolated Migrants in ICE Detention Centers

Due to the rapid rise of COVID-19, hundreds of migrants detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities are being isolated to slow the spread within facilities.

Migrants detained all over the country are being impacted by the rapid rise of COVID-19.

“It’s horrible that there should be anyone detained, especially during a pandemic where there is no way to maintain social distancing,” Pedro Rios said, of the American Friends Service.

Please check out the article published by Border Report down below as it gives more information on how the pandemic is affecting detained migrants in ICE facilities.



U.S. Customs and Border Protection Accountability

How should U.S Customs and Border Protection Agents pursue high-speed chases that involve migrants and smugglers?

Due to a rapid influx of immigration, CBP Agents renew concerns about accountability on how to pursue migrants and smugglers to stop the rise of deadly Border Patrol chases.

A recent case of a deadly high-speed chase happened here in the City of Las Cruces as Angie Simms searched for her missing 25-year old son, Erik A. Molix, who was involved in a deadly high-speed chase after driving with nine undocumented immigrants. Molix was being pursued by CBP Agents at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.

Angie Simms later found her son in critical condition in a hospital in El Paso, Texas. Molix suffered injuries such as head trauma and was in a medically induced coma. He passed away two weeks after the high-speed chase.

Deaths have risen in the past years but, the lack of accountability of determining how to approach cases involving smugglers and migrant
is yet to be determined.

For more information on this concern, please check out the article published by The New York Times down below.



Refugee Request Influx

Mexico has received a rapid influx of refugee requests in the last couple of months in which has tripled compared to past years.

In December 2021, refugee requests in Mexico increased from 40,000 to approximately 120,000.

Thousands of asylum seekers come from South-American countries in which they flee violence, poverty, and corruption in their homelands.

This rapid influx also exposes asylum seekers to numerous dangers throughout their journeys to the U.S. Southern Border.

For more information on this rapid influx, please visit the article down below published by Aljazeera.



El Dia De Reyes Magos

Usted conoce la razón porque celebramos el Día de Reyes Magos alrededor del mundo y el origen de esta celebración?

Baltasar, Gaspar y Melchor forman parte de los tres Reyes Magos en los cuales los celebramos cada 6 de enero debido a sus adoraciones hacia al niño Jesús.

Desde los tres camellos hacia los regalos al niño Jesús, la celebración del seis de enero es una de las más decoradas a lo largo de Latinoamérica.

Para más información sobre este festejo, visite el artículo publicado por El Comercio adjunto abajo.



Historia y Origen de la Navidad

¿Usted sabe el origen de la navidad? Aprenda más sobre esta fecha festiva y más importantes alrededor del mundo. También aprender sobre el origen de Santa Claus, la razón de regalos de navidad y nacimiento de Jesus.

Recuerden de festejar junto a sus familias durante esta navidad y estar sanos y salvos y difundir alegría!

En el artículo publicado por, puede encontrar más información sobre esta fiesta navideña especial.



Immigrant Border Surge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended more than 173,000 illegal immigrants in November 2021 throughout various southern border entries.

Compared to November 2020, the rapid surge was more than twice in which rose from 72,113 to 173,620 in November 2021. As a result, many immigrants were caught on their second attempt to enter the United States.

Many immigrants were single adults, and other immigrants were unaccompanied minors.

Many immigrants were deported back to their native countries or Mexico to seek asylum.

In the article published by the New York Post, you can find more information on the border surge.



‘I am looking for justice’

Marisol Garcia Alcantara, 37, from La Paz, Mexico, was shot in the head by a Border Patrol agent shortly after arriving at the U.S. looking for work and visiting her mother on Jun. 16, 2021.

Garcia arrived in the U.S. among a group of people looking for work and visiting their families riding in an SUV after crossing the border into Nogales, Arizona.

She was held at a detention center for weeks until being deported back to Mexico.

Garcia’s attorney filed a claim against the U.S. government as a precursor to a federal lawsuit.

Customs and Border Protection did not comment on the shooting as it is still under investigation, and the agent’s identity responsible for the shooting has not been revealed.

Customs and Border Protection commented that the Critical Incident Teams hadn’t held any lead investigations, and the case is under the supervision of the FBI.

Garcia commented that there hadn’t been any investigation held by federal agencies overseeing the case and was never asked about it.

In the article published by The Guardian, you will find more information on this case.



Online Passport Renewal

This past Monday, President Joe Biden, signed an executive order for the State Department to deliver and design a new online passport renewal system.

Since the pandemic’s beginning, a standard passport renewal took up to 11 weeks. Travelers had the option to pay $60 to get their passports expedited.

Biden’s new executive order will allow passport turnaround time to be quicker with the executive order, Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in Government.

For more information on online passport renewal, please visit the article published by Forbes down below.



CCUSA Disaster Relief

Over the weekend, parts of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and several close areas were affected by severe tornadoes and storms.

Unfortunately, the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Owensboro was one of the parishes severely affected by these natural disasters. As a result, Catholic Charities USA is raising funds to help Catholic Charities agencies affected by tornadoes and storms.

Any donations will be greatly appreciated as they will help our agencies and individuals affected by these natural disasters.

The donation link can be found below: