Bishop Cunningham http://waer.org en Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children http://waer.org/post/syracuse-mayor-bishop-offer-refuge-migrant-children <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Syracuse &nbsp;Mayor Stephanie Miner today sent a letter to President Barack Obama formally extending her offer to use the City of Syracuse as a site for relocating Latin American children who have crossed the Southern border.</span></font></span></font><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp; In a release, she says t</span></font></span></font><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">he City of Syracuse is known for welcoming new immigrants and it currently is home a large population of refugees from across the globe.</span></div><div style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Miner says the City of Syracuse has been visited by representatives from federal agencies seeking to review a site for possible placement of migrant children. &nbsp;She says Federal officials have made it clear that the Department of Health and Human Services will pay for and provide all services for children through its network of grantees. Miner says before the children would be placed in Syracuse, they would undergo a well-child exam, tuberculosis testing, and a mental health screening. &nbsp;The mayor says children stay an average of 35 days while awaiting a hearing before an immigration magistrate and do not attend local schools.&nbsp; More information on this can be found on a page on the City’s website,</span></font><a href="http://syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">www.syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren</span></font></a><a href="http://syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">.&nbsp;</span></font></a></div> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:50:55 +0000 Scott Willis 21277 at http://waer.org Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children Syracuse Bishop Weighs In On Pope Francis http://waer.org/post/syracuse-bishop-weighs-pope-francis <P>The Bishop of the Syracuse Catholic Diocese is downplaying the significance of comments attributed to the pope about gay marriage, contraception and abortion.&nbsp; Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:38:16 +0000 Chris Bolt & Brent Fox 8224 at http://waer.org Syracuse Bishop Weighs In On Pope Francis