Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/21/18, 10:29 am

The Trump administration announced a new policy on Thursday requiring people seeking asylum at the U.S. border to wait in Mexico while their cases are processed. The previous policy allowed people claiming asylum to be released in the United States after an initial screening. The Mexican government said foreigners will have temporary permission to remain in Mexico on humanitarian grounds and will be allowed to seek work authorization after getting a notice to appear in U.S. immigration court.

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Facebook defends data sharing

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/19/18, 11:27 am

Facebook allowed more than 150 companies to read users’ private messages and see the names of their friends, according to a New York Times report published on Tuesday. The newspaper detailed special data-sharing arrangements between Facebook and companies like Microsoft, Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon dating back to 2010.

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Vatican to bishops: Meet with victims

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/18/18, 11:23 am

A Vatican committee sent a letter on Tuesday warning that the credibility of the Catholic Church is in jeopardy over the global sexual abuse scandal. The letter went to the presidents of bishops’ conferences around the world who will gather in February for a Vatican summit on sexual abuse prevention. The organizing committee urged attendees to meet personally with victims beforehand “to learn firsthand the suffering they have endured.”

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