Category Archives: News & Events

Country Highlights: Central America

Part V of a series on TPS Missed the last blog? On November 6th the Department of Homeland Security announced the end of TPS for Nicaraguan migrants. Following this news, 2,550 Nicaraguans were given notice to prepare for deportation in 12 months. Hondurans were given some respite; the Department of Homeland Security announced an extension… Read More

Should TPS Be Extended?

Part III of a series on TPS Missed the last blog? President Trump was elected in part due to his hardline stance on immigration, such as promising the creation of a border wall and a crackdown on both legal and illegal immigration. Given this context, the Trump Administration’s proposal to end TPS is unsurprising. This… Read More

Who Receives TPS?

Part II of a series on TPS Don’t know what TPS is? Read the first blog post here. As the name suggests, TPS is meant to serve as a provisional legal migration for foreign nationals who cannot return home due to violence, natural disasters, or other extreme circumstances. However, some TPS recipients have called the… Read More

The Lowdown on Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Part I of a series on TPS In mid-September President Trump’s Administration announced that they are considering ending TPS, and deporting all individuals living in the United States currently protected by TPS. The purpose of this series is to inform the public on this issue. What is Temporary Protected Status? Temporary Protected Status was enacted… Read More

Unjust Armour: Restrictions Lifted to Transfer Military Equipment to Local Police

On Monday, Trump issued an executive order undoing restrictions placed on the transfer of surplus military equipment to police departments. The restrictions had been put in place by President Obama in 2015 following criticism of police tactics in response to protests in Ferguson. Obama said at the time, “We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes… Read More

New Staff at the Quixote Center

Hello everyone! My name is Jocelyn Trainer and I am excited to serve as the International Program Coordinator at the Quixote Center this year through Loretto Volunteers. As a Loretto Volunteer I will spend my year living in an intentional community, learning about social justice and simple living, as well as exploring spirituality. I am… Read More

Meet Us in Philly

On September 9, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., there will be a Quixote Center Garden Party in Philadelphia. We would love to have you join us! We will be welcoming the Quixote Center’s new executive director, John Marchese, and you can also get to meet the whole board, including board president Nancy Sulfridge, co-founder Dolly… Read More

A Wake-up Call in the Vatican

The sexual abuse charges that have been filed against Cardinal George Pell, a high-ranking Vatican official in the Curia, raise many questions and have set off alarms about the effectiveness of Pope Francis’s response to allegations of clergy abuse of minors. George Pell was ordained a priest in 1966 in the diocese of Ballarat in… Read More