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Pope Francis joins college students of the Americas to talk about migration

Feb 25, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Francis spoke with college students from the Americas on Thursday, listening to their thoughts on migration and the situation... Read more

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appoints judges to Miami's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, March 27, 2019.

DeSantis spokeswoman charges Miami archbishop with lying about governor's migration remarks

Feb 16, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The governor of Florida is taking issue with an ad campaign featuring a quote from Archbishop Thomas Wenski criticizing the... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks to the media after a press conference, Oct. 19, 2012.

Miami archbishop decries DeSantis' immigration comments

Feb 12, 2022

By Kate Olivera

The Archbishop of Miami has decried Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ comments this week belittling the plight of unaccompanied minors fleeing... Read more

Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington (left) and Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities, USA (right)

Catholic leaders call for better treatment of Haitians, other migrants at border

Sep 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic leaders on Wednesday called for better treatment of Haitians and other migrants crowded under a bridge at the U.S.-Mexico... Read more

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US bishops push for pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants

Sep 15, 2021

By Matt Hadro

As members of Congress this week advanced language providing a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, the U.S.... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Viktor Orbán take part in a discussion at the Bled Strategic Forum, Slovenia, Sept. 1, 2021.

Cardinal Parolin and Viktor Orban talk migration ahead of papal trip to Hungary

Sep 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis is due to meet with Hungary’s prime minister on Sept. 12. Read more

May 30, 2019: Migrants from Central America cross the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas / Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico to seek asylum in the United States.

Forcing asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico will 'deepen human suffering,' immigrant advocates say

Aug 25, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic immigration advocates on Tuesday decried a Supreme Court decision forcing the Biden administration to reinstate the “Remain in Mexico”... Read more

Sister Norma Pimentel of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

Texas Catholics challenge state restrictions on migrant transport

Aug 13, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Catholic organizations claim a Texas public health order infringes on their religious mission of helping migrants.  Read more

Catholic Charities in Texas criticizes state order restricting immigration work

Jul 30, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic entities helping migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border responded this week after the Texas governor restricted who could transport migrants... Read more

Vice President Kamala Harris (center-back) and Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso (back right) at an immigration roundtable at El Paso International Airport on Friday, June 25, 2021.

What the bishop of El Paso told the vice president on immigration

Jun 25, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The bishop of El Paso said the Church must work with the administration on issues that overlap, after attending an... Read more

Members of the migrant caravan take temporary shelter in a stadium in Mexico City on their way to the United States border, Nov. 8, 2018.

After ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is dismissed, USCCB urges acceptance of migrants

Jun 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday emphasized the need to welcome immigrants after the Supreme Court resolved a challenge to... Read more

Former president George W. Bush

George W. Bush donates to Catholic Charities’ work with immigrants and refugees

Jun 3, 2021

Former President George W. Bush recently donated $100,000 to Catholic Charities USA in recognition of the group’s work with immigrants... Read more

Long Beach Convention Center, one of the shelters for unaccompanied migrant children

Los Angeles clergy celebrate Mass for unaccompanied migrant children

May 26, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been celebrating Masses this month for hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children... Read more

August 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen helps a Central American refugee family take a bus to go stay with U.S. family

Catholic Charities pushes back against ‘inaccurate’ viral video of migrant children

Apr 9, 2021

Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley on Thursday said a viral video of their work with migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro JD. CNA file photo.

CRS: Relieving Central American pressures could help with immigration challenge for US

Mar 28, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Immigration pressures at the U.S.-Mexico border start in Central America—and these pressures need attention in the United States’ immigration debate,... Read more

May 3, 2017 Deputy of the National Assembly holds a Venezuelan flag when the protest in Caracas is repressed by the Bolivarian National Guard with tear gas. Credit: Reynaldo Riobueno/Shutterstock

Bishops commend Biden for protecting Venezuelans from deportation

Mar 11, 2021

The U.S. bishops’ conference praised the Biden administration on Thursday for granting special immigration status for Venezuelans to remain and... Read more

Puertos Cabezas, Nicaragua. Nov. 7, 2020: People in rubble after Hurricane Eta Path. Credit: Jeiner Huete_P/Shutterstock

U.S. bishops request that foreign nationals from hurricane-devastated countries not be deported

Feb 10, 2021

U.S. bishops and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) asked the Biden administration on Wednesday to protect from deportation certain foreign nationals... Read more

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

Feb 3, 2021

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

Berkeley, CA - September 05, 2017: Unidentified participants protesting Trump rescinding DACA Credit: Shiela Fitzgerald/Shutterstock

U.S. bishops applaud Biden's actions on immigration

Jan 21, 2021

The U.S. bishops’ conference applauded President Joe Biden for halting some deportations and preserving the DACA program on his first... Read more

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U.S. bishops praise Biden's repeal of travel ban

Jan 21, 2021

After President Joe Biden on his first day in office revoked a travel ban from certain Muslim-majority and African countries,... Read more