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Migrants from Central America cross the US-Mexico border to seek asylum in the United States.   Credit: Mike Hardiman/Shutterstock

U.S. bishops praise Biden’s ‘humane’ actions on immigration

The U.S. bishops’ conference welcomed President Joe Biden’s immigration actions on Wednesday, while one Catholic group decried the continuance of... Read more

Border marker at San Ysidro.

Tucson bishop: US policy puts migrants at risk of violent crime

The U.S. government’s “Remain in Mexico” policies put vulnerable migrants at risk of kidnapping, rape, cartel violence, gang activity, and... Read more

Catholic Charities is collecting airline miles to reunite refugee families

Catholic Charities USA has announced a new initiative to help refugees and people seeking asylum to reunite with their family... Read more

Members of a caravan of Central Americans walk from Mexico to the U.S. side of the border with supporters to ask for asylum on April 29, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico.

How should Catholics respond to migration caravans?

A moral theologian has said that the US has an obligation to consider petitions from asylum seekers encamped along the... Read more

A drawing by a young child in immigration detention for the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014.

'A dark day for Australia': Church laments detention of child asylum seekers

A report detailing the profoundly negative effects of the long-term detention of children seeking asylum in Australia has led Church... Read more