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World Refugee Day: U.S. Bishops Reaffirm Their Support of Refugees

Source: USCCB website

Ahead of World Refugee Day, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, reaffirmed the bishops’ commitment to protect refugees and assist the U.S. government in returning the country’s refugee resettlement numbers to their historic norms.

The Revised Refugee Admission Cap is a “Step in the Right Direction,” Says U.S. Bishop

The Revised Refugee Admission Cap is a “Step in the Right Direction,” Says U.S. Bishop

Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed the U.S. Administration’s 3 May decision to increase...
Resettlement Agencies Urge U.S. Administration to Honor its Commitment to Refugees

Resettlement Agencies Urge U.S. Administration to Honor its Commitment to Refugees

The nine national refugee resettlement agencies of the United States, including the Migration and Refugees Services of the U.S. Conference...
Mitzi Schroeder: “A Pillar of the Refugee Resettlement and Assistance Community”

Mitzi Schroeder: “A Pillar of the Refugee Resettlement and Assistance Community”

ICMC mourns the loss of a former staff member behind the creation of many of its programs.   “A one-woman show....

U.S. and Mexican Bishops Ask for Solidarity

Source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

As the number of people seeking asylum increases along the U.S./Mexico border, bishops on both sides of the border have issued a joint statement asking all nations to share the responsibility of preserving human life and providing safe, orderly, and humane immigration, including the right to asylum.

Mexican Bishops Warn of Migration Surge

Source: National Catholic Reporter

The Mexican bishop’s migrant ministry say U.S. policy changes have created the illusion that seeking asylum in the U.S. is now easy. This has caused a surge of migrants along the northern Mexican border, leading to a strain on Catholic-run shelters operating at limited capacity due to COVID-19.

Catholic Bishops Welcome U.S. Government Initiatives on Immigration

Catholic Bishops Welcome U.S. Government Initiatives on Immigration

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has welcomed the recent U.S. Administration’s initiatives that would provide a path to...
Catholic Organizations Uncover Invisible Humanitarian Crisis

Catholic Organizations Uncover Invisible Humanitarian Crisis

Catholic organizations are mobilizing to address an invisible humanitarian crisis affecting men and women who work at sea, while calling...
US Bishops Welcome New Decisions on Immigration

US Bishops Welcome New Decisions on Immigration

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed the U.S. Administration\'s recent decisions on immigration and refugees. The bishops look...
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Forty Years on, Why the U.S. Should Continue To Welcome Refugees

This year, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program marks its 40th anniversary. As the historic global leader of refugee resettlement, the...

Why Joe Biden Is Good News for Refugees

Source: Kath.ch

ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo has applauded the possibility of the U.S. becoming again a country that welcomes refugees. With the recent presidential election, “some rays of light are shining on the horizon,” he says in an opinion piece published in German in Switzerland. He also explains why refugees are a great asset to any country.

New Books Tell Migrant Workers’ Stories, Outline Person-Centered Responses To Labor Migration

New Books Tell Migrant Workers’ Stories, Outline Person-Centered Responses To Labor Migration

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) is publishing two books with research findings on migrant workers’ experiences, testimonies from migrant...
Why I Know Migration Is a Positive Thing

Why I Know Migration Is a Positive Thing

Sometimes people ask me why I see migration as something positive. And I must admit, it mostly comes down to...

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