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One in six migrants is paid less than the national minimum wage according to a new report by the Grattan Institute, which says governments have failed to stop the exploitation of migrant workers. Source: ABC News.
Everyone should be free – not forced – to leave their homeland, to remain in their new host nation and to return to their country of origin, Pope Francis says in his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Source: CNS.
Catholic leaders have expressed sorrow and outrage after a fire in a Mexican immigration detention centre claimed the lives of at least 40 migrants, who appeared to be abandoned by guards as flames engulfed their locked cells. Source: OSV News.
Sydney parishioners the Donagemma family received the miracle they prayed for to help them stay in Australia days before they were due to be deported. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The bishops of England and Wales have published a document on the Catholic response to refugees and migrants, days after the bishops conference’s lead on the subject criticised the British Government’s Illegal Migration Bill. Source: The Tablet.
Families of children with Down syndrome seeking visas to stay in Australia are feeling hopeful after a Perth family was granted permanent residency following a ministerial intervention – but discrimination remains. Source: SBS News.
A Perth family facing deportation because their child has Down syndrome is pleading with Immigration Minister Andrew Giles to intervene in the case. Source: SBS News.
Pope Francis and leaders of the Church in Italy have expressed their pain and sent prayers for the eternal rest of at least 59 migrants who died in a shipwreck yesterday off the southern coast of Italy. Source: ACI Prensa.