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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

Feb 3, 2021

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

Jan 21, 2021

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

Jan 21, 2021

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

Jan 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Dec 9, 2020

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

Dec 8, 2020

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

Oct 28, 2020

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

Oct 23, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Oct 20, 2020

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

Sep 30, 2020

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

Sep 23, 2020

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

Jul 23, 2020

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

Jul 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Jul 6, 2020

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

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 16, 2019.

Pope Francis to celebrate Mass marking anniversary of Lampedusa visit

Jul 6, 2020

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass Wednesday marking the seventh anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa.  Read more

U.S.-Mexico border.

US bishops ask Catholics to pray for Brownsville diocese border wall fight

Jun 19, 2020

By Matt Hadro

For Religious Freedom Week 2020, the U.S. Catholic bishops are highlighting an unusual case—a Texas chapel that could be demolished... Read more

US Catholic bishops praise Supreme Court DACA decision

Jun 18, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference (USCCB) praised the Supreme Court on Thursday for a decision that keeps the federal Deferred... Read more

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

UK Catholic bishops: visa rules are causing supply priest shortage

Jun 11, 2020

U.K. visa rules are leaving parishes without supply priests, Catholic bishops said Tuesday.  Read more

Citing COVID risk, Davenport bishop calls for release of detained migrants

Jun 1, 2020

Bishop Thomas Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa has written a letter to the local homeland security chief asking for the release... Read more

Cardinal Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the migrants and refugees section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Cardinal Czerny: Immigrants are essential, pandemic shows

May 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The emergency caused by coronavirus has made the situation of many vulnerable people even more precarious; it has also highlighted... Read more