Pope Francis Visits Refugee Camp in Lesbos

Earlier this morning, Pope Francis visited the Moria detention center, a refugee camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos. On his official Instagram account, Franciscus, Pope Francis wrote, “We have come to call the attention of the world to this grave humanitarian crisis and to plead for its resolution.” He also told the refugees, “As people of faith, we wish … More Pope Francis Visits Refugee Camp in Lesbos

Private Prisons Are Cashing In on Refugees’ Desperation

This article originally appeared in the New York Times at http://nyti.ms/1TxbtTH. Berlin — Immigration and Customs Enforcement calls the detention site in Dilley, Tex., a “family residential center.” But to the 2,000 migrant children and mothers who live there, it’s something else: “People who say this is not a prison are lying,” Yancy Maricela Mejia Guerra, … More Private Prisons Are Cashing In on Refugees’ Desperation