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Cuban asylum seekers wait for an appointment with US authorities in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on May 31, 2019.

Catholic immigration group sues Trump administration over asylum policy

A Catholic group is suing the Trump administration over the restriction of protections granted to asylum seekers in the U.S.  Read more

Sept. 7 Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Archbishop Gomez at Mass for immigrants: 'We can heal what is broken in America'

At a Sept. 7 Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles called migrants to witness to... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark moderates a panel at the 2018 World Meeting of Families.

Cardinal Tobin blesses immigration protest

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the Archbishop of Newark, blessed a group of protesters on Wednesday, as a they demonstrated in front... Read more

Border bishops 'filled with mourning' over deaths of migrants

At the end of their recent semi-annual meeting, Catholic bishops from dioceses along the Texas-Mexico border lamented the challenges facing... Read more

White House criticized for push to allow indefinite detention of migrant kids

The White House announced on Wednesday that it would look to terminate court-approved limits on detention of migrant children and... Read more

Corridori Umanitari event at the Fiumicinio Airport in Rome, Italy, where 70 refugees were welcomed on Oct. 24, 2016.

Priest: We need to address roots of the global migration crisis

With migrant and refugee numbers at a crisis level in Europe and other parts of the world, the international community... Read more

Image of a U.S. permanent residency card. Via Shutterstock

New green card rule undermines family unity, bishops say

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has voiced opposition to a new “public charge” policy that could deny visas and... Read more

Children demonstrate at a Los Angeles meeting for immigration reform. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com

Mississippi bishops encourage aid for families affected by ICE raids

Mississippi’s Catholic bishops are speaking out against last week’s extensive Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that targeted workers at food... Read more

Asylum seekers in Ciudad Juarez.

El Paso bishop launches fundraiser for asylum seekers stuck in Mexico

A Catholic diocese has teamed up with a local immigration aid group to help refugees on the western Texas-Mexico border.  Read more

A helper from Doctors Without Borders holds a Nigerian child as a migrant ship arrives at a Sicilian port May 14, 2018.

After deadly shipwreck, Pope Francis appeals for safety of migrants

As up to 150 migrants are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, Pope Francis... Read more

US bishops say reported shutdown of refugee program is 'disturbing'

If reports of major cuts to the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum programs are true they are alarming, the chair... Read more

Demonstrators during a "Catholic Day of Action" gather in the Russell Senate building on Capitol Hill, July 18, 2019.

Priests and sisters arrested with protestors at immigration demonstration on Capitol Hill

A group of Catholics were arrested at the Russell Senate Building on Capitol Hill on Thursday during a peaceful protest... Read more

Migrants from Honduras on their way to the United States July 10, 2019.

Ariz. Catholic agency hopes to house asylum seekers in unused detention center

A Catholic agency in Tucson, Arizona is hoping to transform an unused portion of a juvenile detention center into housing... Read more

Head of CRS: Global migrant deaths demand action

A string of high-profile migrant deaths in the last week should draw our attention to the thousands more that go... Read more

El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz prepares to escort Celsia Palma, 9, from Honduras, before they cross a Port of Entry bridge towards the U.S. on June 27, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

El Paso migrant shelter closes as 'humanitarian crisis' at border continues

A Catholic aid agency in El Paso, Texas, has closed a temporary shelter for migrants and asylum seekers released from... Read more

Venezuelan migrants walk southbound along the Pan American highway after receiving refugee permits at the Peruvian border.

Chilean diocese announces solidarity campaign for migrants at border

The migration ministry in the Diocese of Arica, Chile has announced an aid campaign for the hundreds of migrants facing... Read more

Migrants are detained north of the U.S. border.

People not politics: Pro-life groups unite to send aid to the border

Reports of children with matted hair, inadequate sleep and no access to showers or clean clothes. A published photo of... Read more

View of the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Martinez Ramirez and his daughter, who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande into the US in Matamoros, June 24, 2019.

Pope Francis 'profoundly saddened' at image of drowned migrant father and daughter

Pope Francis expressed his ‘immense sadness’ upon seeing the image of the migrant father and child who drowned in their... Read more

The ‘dire’ border crisis continues as federal funds run out fast

Amid of a surge of migrants, many of them minors, seeking to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, federal officials have called... Read more

Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera, president of the Mexican Bishops Conference, and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Mexican bishops meet with President López Obrador on peace, migration

A delegation from the Mexican Bishops' Conference met June 17 with the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, discussing... Read more