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April 17, 2019: Central American migrants seeking asylum line up at the bus station in McAllen, Texas to go stay with their sponsors

Federal court halts Texas' restrictions on migrant transport

Aug 26, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A legal group representing Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday praised a court decision halting Texas’ restrictions... Read more

Facing COVID criticism, Catholic Charities defends its ministry to migrants

Aug 12, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic Charities on Thursday defended its ministry to migrants, amid criticism that one of its member agencies is acting recklessly... Read more

US Department of Homeland Security seal.

Mexico investigating alleged ICE detainee hysterectomies

Sep 23, 2020

Mexico is investigating reports that at least six of its nationals were among women in US immigration custody on whom... Read more

Department of Homeland Security Seal.

'Expedited' investigation ordered over alleged ICE detainee hysterectomies

Sep 17, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The acting director of U.S. immigration services has ordered an expedited investigation into allegations that hysterectomies were performed on immigrant women in federal... Read more

'Lives have been turned upside down': Priest sets up crisis center for families after ICE raids

Aug 31, 2019

Fr. Mike O’Brien doesn’t speak Spanish, though he still speaks English with the Irish brogue of his homeland.  Read more

Apartment buildings in Dublin.

In Ireland, Catholic group warns of housing discrimination against migrants

Aug 15, 2019

A representative from an Irish Catholic charity has warned that discrimination against immigrants in the private housing market has forced... Read more

After US mass shootings, Mexican bishops denounce hate speech, xenophobia

Aug 6, 2019

In a recent statement, the Mexican bishops’ conference voiced “great sorrow” at recent acts of violence in both the U.S.... Read more

Pope Francis greets migrants July 6, 2018 after Mass for the anniversary of his visit to Lampedusa.

Pope Francis: Migrants are people, not just a social issue

Jul 8, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis called Monday for an end to the rhetoric which views migrants as something ‘other,’ saying they are human... Read more

Vietnamese flag.

Critics blast US crackdown on protected Vietnamese immigrants

Apr 18, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Thousands of Vietnamese immigrants in the U.S. who were previously protected under an agreement largely for refugees fleeing post-war Vietnam... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

US bishops call for solidarity with migrants on Our Lady of Guadalupe's feast day

Dec 9, 2017

The U.S. bishops are encouraging Catholics to observe the upcoming Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe as a day of... Read more

The Knock Shrine. Public domain.

Enduring devotion: the Irish immigrant who never forgot Our Lady of Knock

May 7, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

“I remember it as well as I do last night.” Those were the words of an aged Irish immigrant named... Read more

A young Syrian refugee at school in Ramtha, Jordan on Oct. 27, 2014.

The US has resettled 10,000 Syrian refugees in the last year

Aug 31, 2016

By Matt Hadro

As the Obama administration announced Monday that the U.S. had met its goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal... Read more

To help desperate refugees, Mormons and Catholics join hands

Aug 31, 2016

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given $1.25 million in aid to Catholic refugee relief efforts.  Read more