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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

Puertos Cabezas, Nicaragua. Nov. 7, 2020: People in rubble after Hurricane Eta Path. Credit: Jeiner Huete_P/Shutterstock

U.S. bishops request that foreign nationals from hurricane-devastated countries not be deported

Feb 10, 2021

U.S. bishops and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) asked the Biden administration on Wednesday to protect from deportation certain foreign nationals... 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

A tent camp in Haiti.

Don’t deport Haitians during pandemic, Miami archbishop appeals

Jun 25, 2020

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski has called for a moratorium on the United States’ deportation of Hatians during the coronavirus pandemic,... Read more

Residents receive food and water as part of relief efforts by Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCL) in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on September 12, 2019 in Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

Catholic bishops, leaders lament U.S. decision to deny Bahamian immigrants TPS

Sep 13, 2019

By Perry West

U.S. officials announced Wednesday that a protective immigration status will not be extended to Bahamian migrants, despite the small country’s... Read more

Protected status extended 18 months for some Syrians in the US

Aug 3, 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced August 1 that it is extending Syria’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18... 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

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

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

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