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The mission of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation ministry is to explore CSA's distinct contribution to the ongoing, nonviolent transformation of the world towards peace, justice and ecology. This work embraces the efforts of sisters, associates, co-workers and others who share the CSA vision. We live out the mission to bring about systemic change by using the lens of nonviolence to focus on the issues of women, children, health care, globalization (especially as it affects Latin America), seamless ethic of life.

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Family Separation Renewed

May 21, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

A recent PBS report described how some children are deported back to their home countries without the assurance that they will be cared for and kept safe. To protect her child from the violence and illness in their camp in Mexico, a mother, who left a violently abusive husband, sent her ten year old son across the border to the US in hopes that he would be placed in the care of an uncle. Instead, after ten days, the mother heard from her her son that he had been deported and was back in his home country -- without her. 

Another way that family separation is taking place is described in a blog posted on Immigration Impact (read the full article here.)  

"According to recent reports from attorneys for the detained families, on May 13 and 14, ICE gave the parents a “binary choice:” agree for their child to be released without them or waive the child’s right to release under the longstanding Flores settlement that governs custody of immigrant children."

We condemned family separation before. We must do it again. 

Sister Ruth Battaglia CSA


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