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Archbishop Gomez prods President Trump to change DACA position

President Donald Trump’s promise to treat undocumented minors with “great heart” needs to be reflected in policy that gives them... Read more

Texas bishop: Don't deport mother of young cancer patient

Deportation to Mexico of the mother of a cancer-stricken girl would be cruelty, the Bishop of El Paso has said.  Read more

US-Mexican border in Arizona.

As vote looms, here's what bishops think about Trump's border wall

As Congress prepares to vote on whether to fund the further construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, bishops... Read more

Police line Caution tape.

Deaths in smuggler's truck 'completely senseless,' Texas archbishop says

The deaths of at least nine people due to heat in an alleged immigrant smuggler’s truck parked in San Antonio... Read more

Christian refugees in Erbil, Iraq. Photo courtesy of International Christian Concern.

Supreme Court order affects thousands of refugees seeking US entry

Grandparents and other family members are temporarily exempt from the travel and refugee bans implemented by President Donald Trump, the... Read more

Bishops to Trump: Don't abandon young people to deportation

Undocumented young people brought to the U.S. by their parents contribute to American society and deserve continued protections from the... Read more

Don’t send Chaldeans back to persecution in Iraq, advocates plead

After a federal judge again halted the deportation of over 1,000 Chaldeans from the U.S., advocates for the detainees insisted... Read more

US Capitol dome.

House passes pair of bills aimed at tighter immigration enforcement

The United States House of Representatives on June 29 passed two bills in an effort to crack down on undocumented... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez at the second annual Immigration Summit at Christ Cathedral, Feb. 27, 2016. Courtesy of the LA Archdiocese.

Immigration in the spotlight with LA Mass, resource website

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles stressed the importance of unity at a Mass recognizing immigrants, as the archdiocese launched... Read more

As Iraqi Christians await deportation, bishop points to suffering Body of Christ

Advocates for Chaldean Christians detained by federal immigration enforcement are in a race against time to halt their deportation back... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at the Pontifical North American College on May 2, 2015.

US bishops stress compassion, clarity in immigration panel

In their discussion Wednesday on spiritual, pastoral and policy support for immigrants, the U.S. bishops highlighted the need for compassion,... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City flag from the roof of a nearby building on June 5, 2015.

Vatican group meets to discuss situation of migrants around the world

The Vatican section on Migrants and Refugees met this week with Church leaders from around the world to hear about... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Francis: Migrant crises require focus on reality, dialogue, commitment

Pope Francis sent a letter last week to the Latin American Parliament as they discuss migration in the region, encouraging... Read more

Maryland bishops call for compassion, prudence on immigration

The Maryland Catholic Conference has issued a statement of guiding principles for Catholics and state legislators to better encounter immigrants... Read more

Catholic academics urge protection of undocumented students

In the wake of increased government crackdown on immigration, a letter was sent to the Department of Homeland Security voicing... Read more

Pope Francis.

What common ground could Trump and Pope Francis find?

When Pope Francis was asked last week about his upcoming meeting with U.S. president Donald Trump, he made headlines for... Read more

Despite pleas from bishops, immigration arrests soar in 2017

Immigration arrests have risen sharply in 2017 compared to the previous year, after the Trump administration unveiled stricter immigration policies,... Read more

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

Latest migrant tragedy prompts call to address root problem

After hundreds more migrants perished last weekend in the deadly Mediterranean passage to Europe, one Catholic expert insisted that the... Read more

Mexican bishops: The cry of migrants is the cry of the Church

In the context of their 103rd Full Assembly, the Mexican Bishops Conference released a statement on the suffering on migrants,... Read more

Supreme Court won't hear case of Central American asylum seekers

A group of women and children from Central America who have been prioritized for deportation lost a legal battle Monday,... Read more