AsylumConnect Week in Review- 04/29/2019

We’re bringing you the most current news to keep you well informed about asylum seekers and the LGBTQ community. While Mexico grows increasingly reluctant to aid migrant caravans, Pope Francis donates $500,000 to migrants. The U.S. supreme court, with a conservative majority, is set to take up LGBT job discrimination cases. Read on to learn more.

Pope donates $500,000 for migrants stranded in Mexico

BBC News

“Pope Francis has donated $500,000 (£387,000) to help migrants stranded in Mexico as they try to reach the US border, the Vatican said.

The money comes from the Catholic Church's Peter's Pence fund, from church collections around the world.”

"This Could Get Worse": Mexico's Raid On Migrants Marks A Shift In Approach To Caravans

Adolfo Flores- Buzzfeed News

“A surprise raid by Mexican authorities on a caravan of migrants traveling through the country this week marks a dramatic shift in the country's response to large groups of Central American migrants and raises questions over whether future caravans will be able to traverse the country during what is typically the annual migration peak.”

Welcome for migrants cools in Mexican town weary of caravans

Jose Cortes-Reuters

“So many migrants have stopped in the southern Mexican town of Mapastepec in recent months that longstanding public sympathy for Central Americans traveling northward is starting to wane.

Hundreds of migrants have been camped out for weeks in Mapastepec, where locals say six migrant caravans have arrived since last Easter. By far the biggest was a group of thousands in October that drew the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump.”

US builds migrant tent city in Texas as Trump likens treatment to 'Disneyland.

Edwin Delgado-The Guardian

“The US government has begun erecting tents close to the border with Mexico to house detained migrants – even as Donald Trump likened the treatment of undocumented families entering the US to “Disneyland” on Sunday.”

US Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

Al Jazeera

“The United States Supreme Court will take on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.”