Immigration

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President Donald Trump.

Immigration takes center stage in State of the Union address

Jan 31, 2018

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

Jan 31, 2018

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

Jan 30, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

Jan 22, 2018

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

Pope Francis greets migrants at a welcoming hub near Cesena, Italy Oct. 1, 2017.

Don’t let fear keep you from welcoming the stranger, Pope says

Jan 14, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a special Mass Sunday for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis said that while it is... Read more

President Donald Trump.

Catholics lament Trump's 'regrettable' comments on migrants

Jan 12, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Fr. Martins Emeh is a Nigerian who has been living in the United States for the past 20 years.  Read more

El Salvadoran boy.

US bishops: End of protected status for Salvadorans is ‘heartbreaking’

Jan 8, 2018

By Courtney Mares

The Department of Homeland Security announced today that it will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadoran migrants,... Read more

Syrian refugee.

National Migration Week spotlights journey of immigrants

Jan 7, 2018

The 2018 National Migration Week observed by the U.S. bishops’ conference will focus on the theme, “Many Journeys, One Family,”... Read more

Bishop urges Trump admin to extend protections for El Salvador migrants

Jan 3, 2018

The Bishop of El Paso is urging the Trump administration to extend a temporary residency program for Salvadoran migrants for... Read more

LA Archdiocese creates website to take action for DACA youth

Nov 30, 2017

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, CA has encouraged Catholics in the U.S. to advocate for an extension to... Read more

Bishop Jorge Rodriguez.

Denver bishop to offer Christ the King Mass for immigrants and refugees

Nov 25, 2017

Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver will celebrate a Spanish-language Mass for immigrants and refugees on the Solemnity of Christ... Read more

Cardinal DiNardo: This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for immigrants and refugees

Nov 23, 2017

In his Thanksgiving message, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he is grateful... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Catholic universities study how to respond to migrant, refugee crisis

Nov 3, 2017

By Elise Harris

This week, representatives from Catholic universities around the world are gathered in Rome to study how higher education can better... Read more

With clock ticking on DACA, Republican senators offer path to citizenship

Sep 27, 2017

With the future uncertain for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as minors, three Republican Senators say they have... Read more

How the US Church is 'sharing the journey' with immigrants

Sep 27, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Catholic leaders in the U.S. are hoping that the newly announced “Share the Journey” campaign will foster a welcoming attitude... Read more

Pope Francis visits a refugee camp in Bangui, CAR on Nov. 29, 2015.

Pope Francis launches campaign to encounter and welcome migrants

Sep 27, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis on Wednesday announced a new initiative encouraging a “culture of encounter” and efforts to warmly welcome immigrants and... Read more

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18-21, 2016.

Trump administration announces changes to travel ban

Sep 25, 2017

Just weeks before the Supreme Court was to hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s travel ban, the administration announced... Read more

Pope Francis with participants in the International Forum Migration and Peace, Feb. 21, 2017.

Rise in immigration makes us missionaries at home, Pope Francis says

Sep 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday, Pope Francis said that the mass arrival of migrants and refugees may have its challenges, but also gives... Read more

US bishops urge care of refugees as Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban

Sep 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to stand temporarily, the U.S. bishops'... Read more