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Honduran family in front of their adobe house near Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

How immigration is hurting Honduran families — and what CRS is doing to limit it

Apr 6, 2023

By Diego López Marina

One Catholic says migration is not a situation that occurs because someone “really wants it” but mainly “because of the... Read more

Migrants, mostly of Venezuelan origin, attempt to forcibly cross into the United States at the Paso del Norte International Bridge in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on March 12, 2023.

Texas lawmakers propose making illegal immigration a felony

Mar 16, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The “Border Protection Unit Act” would create a specialized border protection police force and make illegal immigration a state felony. Read more

Venezuelan immigrants arrive to the U.S.-Mexico border to try to cross into the United States on Jan. 8, 2023, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Catholic leaders at border criticize Biden’s immigration crackdown

Feb 22, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Referred to by some as a “transit ban,” the new policy automatically denies asylum to migrants who cross the border... Read more

Bishop Seitz welcomes President Biden at the El Paso airport as he begins his first trip to the border as president Jan. 8, 2023.

El Paso bishop meets with Biden, warns of ‘suffering’ to result from new immigration policy

Jan 9, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Mark Seitz handed President Joe Biden a a Sacred Heart holy card on which a migrant child on the... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden

Biden announces crackdown on illegal immigration ahead of visit to El Paso

Jan 6, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“Do not just show up at the border. Stay where you are and apply legally from there,” the president said. Read more

Crowds attend a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com.

U.S. bishops hold National Migration Week amid migrant crisis

Sep 16, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. bishops are inviting Catholics to participate in National Migration Week and the World Day of Migrants and Refugees... Read more

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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