Asylum seekers

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Families at the US-Mexican border.

USCCB supports judge’s ruling for detained asylum seekers

Jul 11, 2018

By Perry West

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded a recent federal ruling that barred the Trump administration from detaining asylum... Read more

Cardinal DiNardo: New US asylum policy erodes the right to life

Jun 13, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

At the opening of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ general assembly on Wednesday, the conference president issued a statement... Read more

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

Jun 12, 2018

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

South Sudanese refugees arrive at a refugee camp in Uganda.

Catholics respond to global forced migration crisis

May 30, 2018

By Courtney Mares

An unprecedented 66 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by conflict and violence, according to a report... Read more

Hondurans in US deserve protection and a permanent solution, bishops say

Nov 10, 2017

Extending Honduran migrants’ protected status is the “right thing to do” because of the dangerous situation in their country, the... Read more

Irish bishops praise court ruling recognizing the dignity of work

Jun 6, 2017

Ireland's Catholic bishops have praised a Supreme Court decision in the country that will allow asylum seekers to find work... Read more

Refugees in Athens.

Pope Francis' visit to Greece shows a shared Christian concern for refugees

Apr 15, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis’ visit on Saturday with refugees in Greece will show solidarity with those in need and demonstrate a shared... Read more

Pope Francis performing the rite of the washing of feet at a Holy Thursday Mass said at Rebibbia prison, Rome, April 2, 2015.

Pope Francis to wash the feet of migrants on Holy Thursday

Mar 22, 2016

By Elise Harris

After spending previous years washing the feet of inmates and disabled persons on Holy Thursday, this year Pope Francis will... Read more

Syrian and Iraqi refugees at a church in Jordan.

US bishops ready to welcome refugees from Syrian civil war

Sep 11, 2015

As Europe's migrant crisis worsens, fuelled in part by Syria's lengthy civil war, the head of the U.S. bishops' conference... Read more

Children among the crowd who turned out for a town hall meeting in Los Angeles at which Archbishop Jose Gomez spoke on immigration, Jan. 14, 2014. Courtesy of Victor Aleman/

Child migrants may be refugees seeking asylum, experts say

Jun 19, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Two migration experts have said that many unaccompanied child immigrants to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America could qualify... Read more