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US bishops push for pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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