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Supreme Court won't hear case of Central American asylum seekers

Apr 18, 2017

A group of women and children from Central America who have been prioritized for deportation lost a legal battle Monday,... Read more

Don't send a mother who fled drug cartels back to Mexico, archdiocese pleads

Apr 8, 2017

U.S. immigration authorities should show mercy on a detained Catholic mother with a special needs child, who fled Mexico when... Read more

Pope Francis on the papal flight from Rome, Italy to Quito, Ecuador on July 5, 2015.

Pope Francis: Stop using the word 'illegal' as a synonym for 'immigrant'

Apr 7, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Friday that when it comes to solving the immigration crisis, the media need to stop perpetuating negative... Read more

Immigrants' rights activists.

On immigration, 'sanctuary' is not the ultimate solution, bishop says

Apr 6, 2017

Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver didn’t tell a group of Hispanic parishioners at St. Mary Parish in Greeley, Colo.,... Read more

Archbishop Jose? Go?mez of Los Angeles at a press briefing at the Vatican Oct. 22, 2015.

Archbishop Gomez: English wasn't America's first language

Mar 30, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

In recent months, national debates over immigration and deportation have reached a fever pitch in the wake of President Trump's... Read more

March for life, peace and migrants in Tijuana draws 30,000

Mar 22, 2017

Some 30,000 people gathered last Sunday for the 17th March for Life, Peace and Migrants in Tijuana, Mexico.    Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Chaput: Everyone who's a legal citizen should come pray for immigrants

Mar 18, 2017

As fears of deportation threaten to keep many immigrants home from a prayer service on Sunday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of... Read more

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, July 18-21, 2016.

Federal judges in Hawaii, Maryland block Trump's new travel ban

Mar 16, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked President Donald Trump’s temporary refugee and travel ban from going into effect.  Read more

A Syrian refugee child at a camp in Serbia, October 2015.

Don't shut US doors to refugees, bishops plead

Mar 6, 2017

By Matt Hadro

With people fleeing humanitarian crises around the world, President Donald Trump’s new executive order halting refugee admissions is wrong, Catholic... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro-JD.

Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen shot at border

Feb 24, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in the case of a Mexican teen shot dead by a border... Read more

New immigration rules will hurt the vulnerable, US bishops warn

Feb 24, 2017

The Trump administration’s new border and immigration enforcement rules needlessly endanger the vulnerable, militarize the border and will cause many... Read more

At the Mexico border, Catholic bishops unite for migrants

Feb 16, 2017

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Catholic bishops of both countries stressed the right of people to migrate and the need for... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Who is our neighbor? Faith leaders say it's refugees

Feb 3, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As leaders of many faiths gathered for prayer in Washington, D.C. this week, they pledged solidarity with refugees looking to... Read more

Syrian children at a refugee camp.

Catholic leaders: Refugee ban actually harms national security

Feb 2, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Rather than protecting U.S. interests, recent executive orders restricting immigrants and refugees could actually pose a threat to national security,... Read more

Donald Trump.

Trump defends refugee policy as part of protecting religious freedom

Feb 2, 2017

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump on Thursday insisted that protecting religious freedom is a U.S. priority, while defending his recent halt of... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin speaks to CNA on Jan. 31, 2017.

Cardinal Tobin praises Trump admin on pro-life stance, criticizes on immigration

Jan 31, 2017

By Elise Harris

In the first days of U.S. president Donald Trump’s administration, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark said he has seen encouragement... Read more

A border crossing between the US and Mexico.

The spirited response of Mexico's bishops to Trump's border wall

Jan 27, 2017

The bishops of Mexico on Thursday reacted to United States' president Donald Trump's executive order to build a wall on... Read more

U.S. Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

US bishops dismayed as Trump vows to build border wall

Jan 26, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A leading bishop expressed alarm and dismay on Wednesday following President Trump’s executive orders to increase immigrant detention centers and... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee of Mercy audience June 18, 2016.

On Trump presidency, Pope says we must 'wait and see'

Jan 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a new interview published Saturday, Pope Francis said he will wait to see what U.S. President Donald J. Trump... Read more

U.S. Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

Bishops remain hopeful on immigration reform in a Trump presidency

Jan 14, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

The upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump has raised questions about the future of immigration reform, but the nation’s Catholic... Read more