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Former president George W. Bush

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Archbishop José H. Gómez of Los Angeles.

What do we owe immigrants? Love, says Archbishop Gomez

During a webinar on human dignity this week, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles reflected on immigration and the Christian’s... Read more

US bishops praise judge's decision to reinstate DACA, call for path to citizenship

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) applauded a federal judge’s recent decision to restore the full Deferred Action for... Read more

A pregnant woman is carried out of an area flooded by Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras, Nov. 5, 2020.

After hurricanes, Honduran nationals in US gain protections against deportation

After several Central American countries were hit hard by hurricanes Iota and Eta, the Department of Homeland Security has extended... Read more

Bishop Paul McAleenan, center, meets charity workers and volunteers helping refugees in Dover, England, Sept. 15, 2020.

Catholic bishop laments deaths of children after migrant boat sinks in English Channel

A Catholic bishop expressed sorrow Wednesday after a migrant boat sank in the English Channel, killing four members of a... Read more

President D.Trump participates in the first presidential campaign debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Sept. 29, 2020.

Trump and Biden clash on immigration and coronavirus during final debate

Immigration and the coronavirus pandemic took center stage on Thursday’s final debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president... Read more

Sign at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Supreme Court takes case against 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy

The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, under which some asylum applicants... Read more

After litigation, new HHS policy ends prohibition on abortion for undocumented minors in federal custody

Federal officials announced on Tuesday a new policy that will make it possible for undocumented teenage immigrants in federal custody... Read more

US Department of Homeland Security seal.

Mexico investigating alleged ICE detainee hysterectomies

Mexico is investigating reports that at least six of its nationals were among women in US immigration custody on whom... Read more

Bishop Paul McAleenan, lead bishop for migrants and refugees of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Catholic bishop: UK and France must tackle ‘underlying reasons’ for rise in English Channel migrant crossings

A Catholic bishop has urged the U.K. and France to address the “underlying reasons” for a rise in migrants risking... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta July 8, 2020.

Pope Francis calls on Christians to recognize the face of Christ in migrants

Pope Francis offered Mass Wednesday asking the Virgin Mary to help Christians recognize the face of Christ in each migrant... Read more

A child hugs a volunteer teacher at a camp for asylum seekers on Dec. 8, 2019 in the Mexican border town of Matamoros.

Coronavirus comes to a migrant tent city at US border

More than 1,500 people live in a tent city without running water or adequate sanitation at the border of Texas... Read more