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Migrant workers from Mexico load cucumbers into a truck on a farm in Blackwater, Virginia.

Survey finds strong Catholic support for immigration changes

Apr 27, 2013

A survey commissioned by the U.S. bishops finds that almost 80 percent of Catholics support legal changes that allow immigrants... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez

Bishops cautiously hopeful on immigration plan

Apr 22, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Prominent U.S. bishops have expressed support for the immigration reform bill recently introduced in the Senate, although they noted that... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez.

Archbishop Gomez welcomes immigration reform proposal

Apr 17, 2013

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles applauded the introduction of legislation to change the U.S. immigration system, while pledging... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a rally on immigration in Miami on April 6, 2013.

Archbishop likens immigrants to 'Les Misérables' hero

Apr 12, 2013

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami made a plea for immigration reform at a rally on Saturday, noting that like the... Read more

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Pope to visit Rome center for undocumented refugees

Apr 9, 2013

A priest in Rome says Pope Francis personally called him to say he will visit the Astalli Center, a local... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila. File Photo/CNA.

Archbishop Aquila says immigrants can help renew US Catholicism

Apr 6, 2013

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver said that immigrants should be welcomed as people with human dignity who can aid... Read more

Men build transitional shelter kits in Haiti, two years after the earthquake.

US bishops fund aid projects in Haiti, Latin America

Apr 4, 2013

A U.S. bishops’ subcommittee has approved over $3.1 million dollars in funding for pastoral work in Latin America, including the... Read more

The Spanish Catholic Center's Música y Sueños benefit was held at the US Chamber of Commerce on March 22, 2013. Courtesy of Catholic Charites of the Archdiocese of Washington.

DC youth salsa dance for immigrant outreach

Mar 28, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A recent Latin-style party in Washington, D.C., drew hundreds of young adults for a night of music, food and salsa... Read more

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez.

America's 'soul' at risk over immigration, Archbishop Gomez warns

Mar 22, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Addressing America's immigration problem, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles urged religious believers to recall the nation to an understanding... Read more

Empty classroom.

Catholic charities back lower tuition for immigrants

Mar 6, 2013

Colorado's three Catholic Charities agencies have stated their support for a bill which would allow some undocumented students to pay... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles.

Legal reform emphasized during National Migration Week

Jan 8, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops' migration committee is calling for prayer and action during National Migration Week to ease the struggles of... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles speaks during a press conference at the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Bishops renew call for comprehensive immigration reform

Nov 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops are reiterating their appeal to President Obama and the newly elected members of Congress to enact just... Read more

Migrant workers rest after picking cucumbers all morning on a farm in Blackwater, Virginia.

Law reuniting immigrant families gains support from US bishops

Jul 30, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops have joined more than 130 organizations urging legislation to help reunite children who have been separated from... Read more

Archbishop-designate Salvatore J. Cordileone.

New San Francisco archbishop vows to support marriage, immigrants

Jul 27, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Shortly after his appointment to lead the Archdiocese of San Francisco was announced, Archbishop-designate Salvatore J. Cordileone committed to defend... Read more

Immigrants are detained by sheriff's deputies outside of a DVD manufacturing company in Santa Clarita, Calif. in Feb. 2009.

Poll finds Americans respect immigrants, want 'non-partisan' solution

Jun 26, 2012

Most Americans have a respectful view of immigrants, and would support long-term measures to make legal residence possible, a Knights... Read more

United States Supreme Court.

Archbishop Gomez gives mixed response to immigration ruling

Jun 25, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The Supreme Court's decision on an Arizona immigration law drew both praise and concern from the bishops' leader on migration... Read more

President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the Rose Garden. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

US bishops appreciate reprieve for some immigrants

Jun 15, 2012

The U.S. bishops' conference offered its praise for a June 15 presidential order halting the deportation of younger immigrants who... Read more

The Eastern Catholic bishops on May 17, during their ad limina visit to Rome.

Pope says immigrants could revitalize US Church

May 18, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI says that Catholic immigrants to the United States could play a crucial role in the renewal of... Read more

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Cardinal launches foundation to assist immigrants, refugees

Mar 6, 2006

One of Canada’s cardinals has launched a foundation to assist immigrants and refugees. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, archbishop of Quebec, began... Read more