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U.S. bishops applaud Biden's actions on immigration

The U.S. bishops’ conference applauded President Joe Biden for halting some deportations and preserving the DACA program on his first... Read more

US bishops praise judge's decision to reinstate DACA, call for path to citizenship

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) applauded a federal judge’s recent decision to restore the full Deferred Action for... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

US bishops urge Trump to reinstate DACA

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

President Donald Trump during a White house press briefing, 2018.

White House orders DACA review, rejects new applications

The White House announced Tuesday that it will review the DACA program while not accepting any new applications by immigrants for... Read more

US Catholic bishops praise Supreme Court DACA decision

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference (USCCB) praised the Supreme Court on Thursday for a decision that keeps the federal Deferred... Read more

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

Catholic bishops urge US Senate to pass a delayed immigration reform bill

The U.S. bishops’ migration chairman called on Congress to advance a bill that would help “Dreamers” and other immigrants gain... Read more

Silhouette of a doctor walking in a hurry in the hospital corridor.

Medical migrant ordered to leave gets hope of reprieve, highlights similar cases

An immigrant who has lived in the U.S. for more than 16 years while receiving life-saving medical treatments is hoping... Read more

USCCB president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.

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

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

Archbishop Gomez: It's time for a vote on DACA legislation

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles is asking Catholics in the archdiocese to contact their representatives urging a vote on... Read more

American flag.

With today's deadline struck down by courts, what's next for DACA?

Although the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections did not expire on March 5, the passage of the original deadline... Read more

Catholic-led DACA protest in Washington, DC, Feb. 27, 2018.

Forty arrested at Catholic-led DACA Protest

A group of about 100 people--including Franciscan friars, religious sisters, and laity--gathered in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Building... Read more

Bishops urge calls for DACA protections

The US bishops’ conference has designated today, Feb. 26, 2018, as “National Call-in Day for the Protection of Dreamers.”  Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

LA Archbishop calls for compromise and compassion in Senate immigration debate

As the US Senate begins a debate on immigration, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said that “Dreamers” should not... Read more

Dreamers will not be targeted, White House official says

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

Bishops call for ‘humane, proportionate, and just’ immigration plan

Echoing an earlier USCCB comment about President Donald Trump’s proposed framework on immigration reform released last week, Bishop Joe S.... Read more

US bishops critical of Trump's proposed immigration changes

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

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2018.

Commentary: Respect is pro-life

Last week, I attended the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. I have attended the march on several occasions... Read more

President Donald Trump.

Catholics lament Trump's 'regrettable' comments on migrants

Fr. Martins Emeh is a Nigerian who has been living in the United States for the past 20 years.  Read more

Bishops stand with 'Dreamers' as DACA battles continue

Catholic leaders have responded to developments in the legal battle over the DACA program, including a court order maintaining legal... Read more

LA Archdiocese creates website to take action for DACA youth

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, CA has encouraged Catholics in the U.S. to advocate for an extension to... Read more