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Demonstrators protest Trump rescinding DACA, Berkeley, CA Sept. 5, 2017 Credit: Shiela Fitzgerald/Shutterstock

U.S. bishops urge passage of immigration reform bills

Mar 19, 2021

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday praised the House of Representatives for passing two immigration reform bills, and urged the... Read more

Migrants from Central America cross the US-Mexico border to seek asylum in the United States.   Credit: Mike Hardiman/Shutterstock

U.S. bishops praise Biden’s ‘humane’ actions on immigration

Feb 3, 2021

The U.S. bishops’ conference welcomed President Joe Biden’s immigration actions on Wednesday, while one Catholic group decried the continuance of... Read more

Bishop urges US House to support immigrant, refugee 'essential workers'

Sep 24, 2020

The chair of the US bishops’ migration committee emphasized the importance of immigrant workers in testimony submitted to a hearing... Read more

Sister Norma Pimentel with volunteers and staff.

Catholic religious sister and migrant advocate named one of 2020's 'Most Influential People'

Sep 24, 2020

Sister Norma Pimentel, a member of the Missionaries of Jesus and executive director of Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley, this... Read more

Following Trump's halt to US immigration, bishops call for solidarity

Apr 24, 2020

As the Trump administration suspends immigration to stem the spread of coronavirus, the United States’ bishops encouraged global solidarity, saying... Read more

US bishops oppose expansion of immigration restrictions

Feb 3, 2020

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is decrying a Trump administration order that expands, by six, a list of... Read more

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.

Bishop Flores: With respect to migration, uphold both law and compassion

Nov 19, 2019

In an interview earlier this month, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville urged that US immigration law be respected, but that... Read more

Protests against President Trump's plan to end DACA, Sept. 5, 2017.

As SCOTUS hears DACA arguments, bishop calls for congressional action

Nov 13, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The USCCB’s migration committee chairman hopes that Congress can come to a solution regarding the situation of Deferred Action for... Read more

Children demonstrate at a Los Angeles meeting for immigration reform. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/

Mississippi bishops encourage aid for families affected by ICE raids

Aug 12, 2019

Mississippi’s Catholic bishops are speaking out against last week’s extensive Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that targeted workers at food... Read more

US bishops decry policy of expedited removal of undocumented migrants

Jul 25, 2019

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops spoke out Thursday against new Department of Homeland Security policies that includes the... Read more

US bishops say reported shutdown of refugee program is 'disturbing'

Jul 22, 2019

If reports of major cuts to the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum programs are true they are alarming, the chair... Read more

The US-Mexico border wall in Arizona.

Conn. bishops call for 'complete overhaul' of immigration policies

Jul 13, 2019

The bishops of Connecticut have joined a number of bishops’ voices in calling for “a complete overhaul of existing immigration... Read more

Concept image, illegal migration from Mexico to the United States. Via Shutterstock

House passes emergency border funding, Trump threatens veto

Jun 26, 2019

The House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday night to provide emergency funding for the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.   Read more

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

US bishops oppose immigration raids, Trump defers

Jun 24, 2019

On Saturday US President Donald Trump announced he would delay immigration raids meant to begin that weekend, and the US... 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

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

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

Texas archbishop: The border 'emergency' is not what you think

Feb 27, 2019

The reputed migration emergency is ultimately not about people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, but about caring for the disadvantaged and... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro. CNA file photo.

In El Paso, Catholic bishops meet along the border to discuss migration

Feb 25, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic bishops from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are meeting in El Paso with immigration advocates, interreligious groups, and... Read more

The US-Mexico border in Arizona.

Catholics in US express frustration over border security stalemate

Jan 9, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

On Tuesday evening, US President Donald Trump highlighted humanitarian problems present along the US-Mexico border and issued a call for... Read more

Underage and undocumented, young migrants confined to Texas tent city

Oct 1, 2018

Hundreds of undocumented migrant children and teens have been moved to a tent city in a Texas desert, months after... Read more