July 11th Catholic Charities Memo

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  • 1. CATHOLIC CHARITIES Administration DATE: July 11, 2014 TO: Pastors FROM: Sister RayMonda DuVall, Executive Director RE: Response to Central American Migration As you receive the California Bishops Statement regarding the transportation of displaced migrants to our state, I would like to provide you with a brief update of what we know and what Catholic Charities is doing in response to the arrival and processing of persons from Central America. • Flights from Texas to San Diego have stopped. Prior to that ONLY families with children, NOT unaccompanied minors, were being processed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) in San Diego and El Centro • To date, the overwhelming percentage of persons processed by I.C.E. (97.5%) are leaving I.C.E. custody and are travelling within 24 hours to be reunited with family members residing in locations outside our area, mostly in the East Coast. • For several weeks we have been meeting with nonprofit agencies and representatives from the Border Patrol and I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in an effort to identify and prepare a response to the needs of Central American families with children arriving in our state. Catholic Charities is currently working with the Interfaith Shelter Network to establish a reception that will welcome and help process Central Americans who have walked across the border. I.C.E. estimates that there are between 10-15 individuals/family members who cross the border daily. This assistance will consist primarily of helping contact the migrants’ family in the United States, arranging travel, providing hospitality and items needed during their journey to be reunited with their families, and offering temporary shelter, if needed. I am sure that you have already learned that the situation of the Central Americans is very fluid and that while plane flights have been cancelled that could change tomorrow morning or next week. We want to be prepared to assist in any way possible. Parishes and individuals who would like to provide support to Catholic Charities should visit www.ccdsd.org or call Rene Wallace 619.231.2828 349 Cedar Street, San Diego, California 92101-3197 * Tel. (619) 231-2828 * Fax (619) 234-2272 Member Agency of United Way * Member Agency of Catholic Charities USA