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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

Trump admin: Reuniting migrant families may not be possible

Feb 5, 2019

In a court filing last week, the Trump administration argued that it may not be possible to reunite thousands of... Read more

For families separated at the border, Catholics and Lutherans work together

Oct 25, 2018

Catholic and Lutheran agencies jointly released a report Oct. 17 to document the two agencies’ role in helping to reunite... Read more

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

Sep 28, 2018

By Perry West

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

Government to update court on parental reunions as Catholics cite dignity of families

Jul 19, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Government officials are due in federal court Friday to deliver a list of parents held in ICE detention considered ineligible... Read more

US-Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth hosts migrant children separated from parents

Jun 20, 2018

As thousands of children have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border in recent weeks, Catholic Charities Fort... Read more

What are the new border policies? A CNA explainer

Jun 18, 2018

In May 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy that seeks to criminally prosecute 100 percent of... Read more

Jeff Sessions.

Jeff Sessions says the Bible justifies family separation. Does it?

Jun 15, 2018

By Courtney Mares

The Trump administration has pointed to the Bible in justifying its “zero-tolerance immigration policy,” which includes the separation of immigrant... Read more