Posts Tagged ‘Fr Tony O’Connor’

Kids in cages: You can help

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
kids in cages

New Zealanders tend to think there is little they can do about the detention of “kids in cages” on the southern borders of the United States. “But there’s actually a bunch of things you can do, even from here. We need not feel powerless,” says Thalia Kehoe Rowden writing in The Spinoff. “Here are some Read more

The border: A line in the sand

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Recently some 2000 members of the National Guard of the United States have been sent to the Southern Border with Mexico. The National Guard exists for the protection of the nation. They assist in times of natural disasters or respond to an armed threat from a foreign military force. None of that is happening at Read more

I know some of these “Dreamers”

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

A New Zealand-born priest working in Brownsville, on the border between Texas and Mexico says, “I know some of these dreamers who are going to be phased out” because President Trump has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Father Tony O’Connor relates the story of one the Dreamers he knows. She is Mexican Read more

Unaccompanied child refugees bold and resolute

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall across all of the southern border is a distraction says Fr Tony O’Connor. Fr Tony is an expatriate New Zealand priest working in the parish of San Filipe de Jesus in a town on the border between Texas and Mexico. “This distracts from what is actually going on the border, especially Read more