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Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at an immigration summit at Christ Cathedral, Feb. 27, 2016. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

How the L.A. archdiocese is supporting separated immigrant families

Through Guadalupe Radio the Archdiocese of Los Angeles raised more than $90,000 last month to help reunited separated immigrant families... Read more

US bishops and Sister Norma Pimentel at the Catholic Charities Immigrant Respite Center in McAllen Texas, July 1, 2018.

Keep immigrant families together, bishops plead at border

Immigration reform requires seeing the faces of immigrants, and hearing their stories, according to six U.S. bishops who have completed... Read more

Activists shout chants during an 'End Family Detention' event at the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, June 24, 2018.

Anger over migrant family separation 'warranted', Archbishop Chaput says

In his latest column, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia called out the Trump administration and Congress for putting families in... Read more

Cardinal DiNardo: New US asylum policy erodes the right to life

At the opening of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ general assembly on Wednesday, the conference president issued a statement... 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

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

Salvadorans attending Mass in San Salvador.

Salvadoran bishops visit US to ask that migrant protections be restored

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

Central American migrants in Mexico.

Vatican aims to 'change the narrative' on migrants, refugees

For the Vatican's point man on migration, ever since the crisis reached a fever pitch in 2015, the mass movement... 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

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

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

A tent camp in Haiti.

Missionary says Haiti unprepared to accept thousands returning from US

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

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

Decision to axe US migration program endangers minors, bishops warn

The Trump administration's ending of a program that helped reunite Central American minors with their parents in the U.S. has... Read more

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

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

Protesters against the end of DACA outside the White House, Sept. 5, 2017.

Bishops decry Trump administration's decision to end DACA

Bishops condemned the Trump administration’s decision Tuesday to end a program that benefited hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who... Read more

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

Bishops disappointed as Trump administration ends migration program for minors

After the Trump administration ended a parole program for young migrants from Central America, the head of the U.S. bishops’... Read more

President Trump announces the introduction of the RAISE Act with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. (left), and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., at the White House, Aug. 2, 2017.

Proposed legal immigration limits draw strong criticism from US bishops

A Senate proposal for immigration limits backed by President Donald Trump would hurt family unity and exclude too many vulnerable... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at an immigration summit held in Orange County, Calif., Feb. 27, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Archbishop Gomez calls on Congress to pass Dream Act

Too many young people are threatened with deportation because their parents brought them to the U.S. without documentation, and Congress... Read more

The Ten Commandments outside the Texas capitol building.

Texas bishops decry state's new immigration law

Two Texas bishops have defended from charges of fear mongering the opponents of a new law which targets sanctuary cities... Read more

Bishop Conley: Mass deportations will not fix our immigration system

Controversial immigration policies issued by United States President Donald Trump’s have thus far prompted numerous critiques from concerned U.S. Catholic... Read more

U.S. Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

Bishops remain hopeful on immigration reform in a Trump presidency

The upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump has raised questions about the future of immigration reform, but the nation’s Catholic... Read more