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Archbishop Jose Gomez.

US bishops urge Trump to reinstate DACA

Jul 30, 2020

Leading U.S. Catholic bishops on Thursday criticized the Trump administration’s decision to consider ending DACA.  Read more

Crowds at a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, January 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com

US bishops thank House for approving immigration bill

Jun 5, 2019

The chairman of the US bishops' migration committee welcomed Tuesday a vote in the House of Representatives passing a bill... Read more

Don’t deport people who don’t deserve it, Catholic bishops tell Senate

Apr 11, 2019

American residents deserve permanent legal protection from deportation and a pathway to citizenship if they came to the U.S. as... Read more

USCCB president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.

Bishops ‘encouraged’ by Trump proposal for Dreamers, urge permanent solution

Jan 21, 2019

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has responded cautiously to President Donald Trump’s proposal to extend protections for those... Read more

Crowds attend a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com.

US bishops endorse bill to provide legislative fix for DACA recipients

Apr 25, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday evening that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program must be re-opened to... Read more

Protestors against President Trump's decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

As immigration bill fails, US bishops call for DACA protections

Feb 20, 2018

After the Senate failed to pass a bipartisan bill that would offer protections for immigrants, U.S. bishops noted their disappointment... Read more

Dreamers will not be targeted, White House official says

Feb 6, 2018

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said on Tuesday that even if existing protections for “Dreamers” expire and Congress... Read more

US bishops critical of Trump's proposed immigration changes

Jan 26, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

On Thursday US President Donald Trump announced a proposal to create a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million people brought... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez speaks at the North American College in Rome, May 2, 2015.

US bishops to issue statement on need for immigration reform

Nov 13, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

As the conclusion of a lengthy discussion on migration, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops decided Monday to draft a... Read more

Catholic academics urge protection of undocumented students

May 24, 2017

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