Joint statement says latest travel ban undermines family reunification efforts

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — CLINIC joined with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA in this statement decrying the latest expansion of the Trump administration’s ban on travel to the United States from certain countries.

Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, California, who chairs CLINIC’s Board of Directors, had this additional statement:

“Since 2017, families from the countries covered by the original travel ban have been frustrated time and again in their efforts to reunite with loved ones. The administration’s promised waivers for humanitarian travel are all but nonexistent. Adding more countries to this shameful policy will serve only to keep more families stuck on opposite sides of the globe from each other.”