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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

Jul 2, 2019

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

Jun 28, 2019

By Mary Farrow

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

Jun 26, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Jun 21, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Jun 19, 2019

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

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.

Meet the bishop who weaves Gospel verses, art, and Tolkien into his ministry

Jun 17, 2019

By Matt Hadro

There are bishops who may or may not tweet with any regularity, and then there’s “Amigo de Frodo”, who provides... Read more

US bishops oppose Trump immigration plan, say families are foundational

May 19, 2019

Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced concern over President Donald Trump’s new immigration plan, stressing that families should be... Read more

A delegation of US bishops visit Sister Norma Pimentel at the Catholic Charities Immigrant Respite Center in McAllen Texas, July 1, 2018.

After order to vacate residential area, McAllen Catholic immigration center to move downtown

Apr 26, 2019

After a close vote, McAllen, Texas officials approved a new downtown location for a Catholic immigration relief center that was... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro. CNA file photo

US House asks court to block funding for border wall

Apr 24, 2019

Lawyers representing the US House of Representatives on Tuesday filed a motion in federal court to block funding for the... Read more

Don’t deport people who don’t deserve it, Catholic bishops tell Senate

Apr 11, 2019

American residents deserve permanent legal protection from deportation and a pathway to citizenship if they came to the U.S. as... Read more

A memorial to Irish priests who have served in Wyoming.

The last Irish priest in Wyoming

Apr 6, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

“I am the last F.B.I.: foreign-born Irish,” Father Tom Sheridan, a retired priest of the Cheyenne diocese, told CNA.  Read more

Fr. Marcio Toniazzon with a group of immigrants.

Migrants are revitalizing the Church in Chile, missionary priest says

Mar 20, 2019

For six years, Fr. Marcio Toniazzo has worked as the director of immigration services for the Archdiocese of Santiago in... Read more

Venezuelan migrants waiting to enter the Divine Providence House in Cucuta, Colombia.

Colombian diocese has served 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants

Mar 20, 2019

The Diocese of Cúcuta in Colombia reported this week that it has provided 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants affected... Read more

Catholic leaders speak out against 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Mar 14, 2019

Catholic leaders released a statement this week in disagreement with the United States’ expansion of a policy that restricts asylum... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope Francis: Be not afraid of migrants

Feb 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Friday that people need to overcome their fear of migrants and refugees, and look for the face... Read more

As population plummets, Hungary to end income tax for moms of at least four

Feb 12, 2019

In an effort to encourage Hungarians to have more babies, the prime minister of the country has announced that women... Read more

Trump admin: Reuniting migrant families may not be possible

Feb 5, 2019

In a court filing last week, the Trump administration argued that it may not be possible to reunite thousands of... Read more

Detaining migrant children 'immoral and inhumane,' says Catholic group joining lawsuit

Jan 27, 2019

More than 10,000 migrant children still detained by the U.S. government are wrongly being used to lure undocumented family members... Read more

Catholic Relief Services: Immigration action must consider root causes

Jan 12, 2019

In the ongoing discussions surrounding immigration, part of the solution must involve looking at the factors that drive people to... Read more

The US-Mexico border in Arizona.

Catholics in US express frustration over border security stalemate

Jan 9, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

On Tuesday evening, US President Donald Trump highlighted humanitarian problems present along the US-Mexico border and issued a call for... Read more