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Central Americans walk from Mexico to the U.S. side of the border to ask authorities for asylum on April 29, 2018 in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Immigration ruling 'closes the door' to victims of abuse, gang violence

A ruling by the U.S. attorney general that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence may no longer qualify for... Read more

UN Human Rights Office condemns US border separation of families

Maria had been a victim of sex trafficking and abuse by a local gang when she fled Guatemala. Taking her... Read more

After major immigration raid, Ohio bishop decries 'broken system'

The U.S. immigration system is broken and in need of reform, said the Bishop of Cleveland after more than 100... Read more

A woman at Sharia Al Haman Hope Refugee Camp in Duhok, Iraq on March 28, 2015.

Global campaign urges greater involvement to help migrants, refugees

Organizers of the international “Share the Journey” campaign are urging Catholics to step up and interact with migrants and refugees... Read more

Archbishop Gomez: It's time for a vote on DACA legislation

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles is asking Catholics in the archdiocese to contact their representatives urging a vote on... Read more

Military bases under consideration to hold undocumented children

Federal officials are evaluating U.S. military bases as temporary shelters for immigrant children who will be separated from their parents... Read more

New US immigration policy violates 'sanctity of the family,' critic says

The Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy for illegal entry into the U.S. is inhumane and will split up families... Read more

Why some parishes are offering IDs to undocumented Texans

For undocumented immigrants in Texas, something as simple as a routine traffic stop could mean arrest and deportation.  Read more

Members of a caravan of Central Americans walk from Mexico to the U.S. side of the border with supporters to ask for asylum on April 29, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico.

How should Catholics respond to migration caravans?

A moral theologian has said that the US has an obligation to consider petitions from asylum seekers encamped along the... Read more

At UN meeting, Holy See calls for 'human-centered approach to migration'

The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations encouraged global leaders to take a “human-centered approach to... Read more

Venezuelans on October 4, 2016 across the border in Cucuta, Colombia.

Peruvian bishops: Welcome Venezuelan migrants with solidarity

The Peruvian Bishops' Conference called on the people of the country to act with Christian solidarity toward Venezuelan migrants fleeing... Read more

American flag.

With today's deadline struck down by courts, what's next for DACA?

Although the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections did not expire on March 5, the passage of the original deadline... Read more

Catholic lawyer voices concern at Supreme Court's immigrant bond ruling

After the Supreme Court rejected the idea that detained immigrants are entitled to periodic bond hearings, a Catholic immigration lawyer... Read more

Catholic-led DACA protest in Washington, DC, Feb. 27, 2018.

Forty arrested at Catholic-led DACA Protest

A group of about 100 people--including Franciscan friars, religious sisters, and laity--gathered in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Building... Read more

Bishops urge calls for DACA protections

The US bishops’ conference has designated today, Feb. 26, 2018, as “National Call-in Day for the Protection of Dreamers.”  Read more

President Donald Trump.

Immigration takes center stage in State of the Union address

United States President Donald Trump made immigration reform a major topic of his first State of the Union address, touting... Read more

Bishops call for ‘humane, proportionate, and just’ immigration plan

Echoing an earlier USCCB comment about President Donald Trump’s proposed framework on immigration reform released last week, Bishop Joe S.... Read more

Refugee mother and child.

Catholic groups welcome lifting of refugee ban from 'high-risk' countries

Catholic organizations applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Jan. 29 announcement that it is lifting the ban on refugees... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2018.

Commentary: Respect is pro-life

Last week, I attended the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. I have attended the march on several occasions... Read more