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A tent camp in Haiti.

US bishops welcome resumption of temporary protections for Haitian migrants

May 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

The chairs of the US bishops’ committees on migration and international justice and peace on Monday commended the Biden administration’s... Read more

May 3, 2017 Deputy of the National Assembly holds a Venezuelan flag when the protest in Caracas is repressed by the Bolivarian National Guard with tear gas. Credit: Reynaldo Riobueno/Shutterstock

Bishops commend Biden for protecting Venezuelans from deportation

Mar 11, 2021

The U.S. bishops’ conference praised the Biden administration on Thursday for granting special immigration status for Venezuelans to remain and... Read more

A pregnant woman is carried out of an area flooded by Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras, Nov. 5, 2020.

After hurricanes, Honduran nationals in US gain protections against deportation

Dec 8, 2020

After several Central American countries were hit hard by hurricanes Iota and Eta, the Department of Homeland Security has extended... Read more

Catholic aid groups decry court decision that allows deportations

Sep 15, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic aid groups are expressing disappointment at a recent court decision that furthers the end of temporary protected status for... Read more

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

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

A banner promoting president Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, April 2018.

US bishops, CRS urge administration to grant Venezuelans protected status

Apr 5, 2019

Catholic leaders issued a letter Thursday to United States government officials asking for a temporary legal status for thousands Venezuelan... Read more

Temporary protections for some immigrants in US extended to 2020

Mar 1, 2019

About 250,000 U.S. residents from El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan, and Nicaragua will have their provisional residency status extended to January... 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

USCCB asks ‘compassion’ for 86,000 Hondurans facing deportation

May 7, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Temporary protected status (TPS) protections will not be renewed for Honduran nationals living in the U.S., the Department of Homeland... Read more

Salvadorans attending Mass in San Salvador.

Salvadoran bishops visit US to ask that migrant protections be restored

Apr 13, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A group of prominent Church officials from El Salvador visited the United States this week to urge a reconsideration of... Read more

Refugees in Haiti.

Haitians in legal ‘limbo’ deserve a solution, Archbishop Wenski says

Jan 30, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The future of tens of thousands of Haitian migrants is unclear, after the Trump administration decided not to extend legal... Read more

President Donald Trump.

Catholics lament Trump's 'regrettable' comments on migrants

Jan 12, 2018

By Mary Farrow

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

El Salvadoran boy.

US bishops: End of protected status for Salvadorans is ‘heartbreaking’

Jan 8, 2018

By Courtney Mares

The Department of Homeland Security announced today that it will terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadoran migrants,... Read more

Bishop urges Trump admin to extend protections for El Salvador migrants

Jan 3, 2018

The Bishop of El Paso is urging the Trump administration to extend a temporary residency program for Salvadoran migrants for... Read more

A tent camp in Haiti.

Missionary says Haiti unprepared to accept thousands returning from US

Nov 22, 2017

By Mary Farrow

The Trump administration announced Monday it will be ending protected legal residency for an estimated 60,000 Haitians living in the... Read more

Central Americans fleeing violence can't return home yet, bishops warn

Oct 18, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

As a temporary immigration permit program for families fleeing violence in Honduras and El Salvador is set to expire, the... Read more