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Give Ukrainians temporary immigration protections, senators ask Biden 

Mar 1, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Russian invasion of Ukraine means that Ukrainians in the United States deserve temporary protected status under federal immigration law,... Read more

Mexican national guard officers work in the area where a trucked rolled over after a traffic accident that killed migrants from Central America, Dec. 9, 2021 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. A truck accident leaves at least 49 people dead and dozens injured according to authorities. Most of the victims are believed to be migrants from Central American who were travelling on a truck that rolled over and crashed into a pedestrian bridge.

Catholic leaders offer prayers after Mexico truck crash kills at least 54

Dec 10, 2021

By Mercedes De La Torre

Pope Francis has expressed his closeness to the victims of Thursday’s traffic accident in Mexico’s Chiapas state that caused the... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Mavrovouni refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Dec. 5, 2021

Pope Francis calls migrant crisis a ‘shipwreck of civilization’ during refugee camp visit

Dec 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis visited the Mavrovouni migrant reception and identification center located along the shore of the island of Lesbos, Read more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters

US bishops welcome increased refugee admissions cap

Oct 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Monday their positive reaction to the news that the refugee cap will... Read more

Central American migrants and asylum seekers prepare to board a freight train in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Mexican bishops say government proposal of 'humanitarian camp' for migrants is unilateral

Sep 4, 2021

By David Ramos

The bishops of Mexico on Thursday said that a proposal of the Instituto Nacional de Migración to establish a "humanitarian... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Mexico's bishops oppose measures to contain and return migrants at country's southern border

Sep 1, 2021

By David Ramos

The bishops of Mexico have reiterated their opposition to the "contain and return measures" implemented by their government to stop... Read more

A portion of the Darien Gap in Panama's Darien province. Credit: UrbanUnique/Shutterstock.

Latin American bishops ask help for migrants stranded in jungle on Panama-Colombia border

Aug 16, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

Three Latin American ecclesial organizations on Wednesday asked for help for the thousands of migrants on their way to the... Read more

Members of the migrant caravan take temporary shelter in a stadium in Mexico City on their way to the United States border, Nov. 8, 2018.

After ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is dismissed, USCCB urges acceptance of migrants

Jun 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday emphasized the need to welcome immigrants after the Supreme Court resolved a challenge to... Read more

Bishop Mario Dorsonville.

Continue pressing for immigration reform, US bishops told

Jun 18, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Church must continue to push for immigration reform and to address the root causes that make people migrate to... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is moved as he recalls his grandfather at a Vatican press conference, June 15, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle chokes up while recalling grandfather’s migration story

Jun 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican cardinal said that visiting refugee camps reminded him of his migrant roots. Read more

Bishop urges US House to support immigrant, refugee 'essential workers'

Sep 24, 2020

The chair of the US bishops’ migration committee emphasized the importance of immigrant workers in testimony submitted to a hearing... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles venerates an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe while saying Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Dec. 12, 2017.

Proclaim 'universality of salvation', Archbishop Gomez says at immigrant Mass

Sep 21, 2020

The US needs to hear the proclamation of the unity of nations and the universality of salvation, Archbishop José Gomez... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Catholics in Los Angeles invited to prayer and pilgrimage for migrants, refugees

Sep 16, 2020

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is inviting Catholics to join in a novena and to watch Masses online this weekend... Read more

Following Trump's halt to US immigration, bishops call for solidarity

Apr 24, 2020

As the Trump administration suspends immigration to stem the spread of coronavirus, the United States’ bishops encouraged global solidarity, saying... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

US bishops declare solidarity with immigrants, refugees

Jan 3, 2020

Anticipating its observance of National Migration Week, the US bishops' conference said Thursday that it stands in solidarity with immigrants... Read more

Priest assisting in identification of Essex lorry deaths

Nov 4, 2019

After 39 people were found dead in a semi trailer in eastern England last month, a Catholic priest has joined... Read more

Police officers drive away a lorry in which was discovered 39 dead bodies, at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London, Oct. 23, 2019.

Catholics call for prayer, legal migration routes after Essex lorry deaths

Oct 26, 2019

In the wake of the discovery of the bodies of eight women and 31 men inside a semi trailer in... Read more

Members of the Knights of Columbus help to deliver supplies to the Casa del Migrante in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Texas Knights of Columbus work with Mexican Knights to aid migrants

Oct 10, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Following an August announcement from the Knights of Columbus that the group would commit at least $250,000 to aid migrants... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Mexican bishops: Government devalues migrants' dignity

Jul 24, 2019

The Mexican bishops reaffirmed Tuesday its concern over the lack of a humanitarian reception for migrants, whose dignity has been... Read more

Teams with And Then There Were None and New Wave Feminists deliver supplies in McAllen, TX.

Pro-life women deliver semi-truck full of supplies, $72,000 to the border

Jul 16, 2019

By Mary Farrow

The heat index in McAllen, Texas was 125 degrees on Saturday, but that did not stop members of the pro-life... Read more