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USCCB welcomes the end of so-called ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Source: US Conference of Catholic Bishops

The US Supreme Court on June 30th ruled that the US Secretary of Homeland Security has the authority to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which forces some migrants to remain outside the US until their asylum cases can be heard. The decision paves the way for the MPP to be formally ended.

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Bishops of the U.S. Welcome the End of Title 42 and the Adoption of a Temporary Protection Status for Ukrainians

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed the news about the U.S. government’s plan to end Title 42, a...
Jane Bloom: 35 Years of Working for Refugee Rights

Honoring the Memory of Jane Bloom

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) mourns the tragic death of Jane Bloom, former Head of ICMC’s Liaison Office in...

U.S. Bishops Reiterate Call to End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Source: Vatican News

U.S. Bishops urged the government to end newly reinstated protocols that force some migrants to remain in Mexico to have their asylum requests heard. The 3 December statement reiterated earlier calls for a more humane approach, citing particular concern about the “tragedy of family separation.”

Latin American Bishops Urge Governments to Address The Root Causes of Migration. 1

Latin American Bishops Urge Governments to Address The Root Causes of Migration.

At a recent meeting, Catholic Bishops from El Salvador and Honduras met with Church representatives and lay men and women...

US Bishop Urges End to “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Source: National Catholic Reporter

A Bishop on the southern border of the USA called for an end to the Migrant Protection Protocols, which require some migrants to remain in Mexico to have their asylum requests heard. The policy is deadly for those seeking protection, causing “needless suffering,” said El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz.

U.S. Bishops Commend New Refugee Admissions Target

U.S. Bishops Commend New Refugee Admissions Target

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops welcomed the U.S. Administration’s decision to set the refugee admission ceiling at 125,000 for...

U.S. Bishops Welcome Increased Refugee Admissions Target

Source: Vatican News

U.S. Bishops commended the Biden Administration for raising refugee admissions for the next fiscal year to 125,000, the highest in nearly 20 years. The decision renewed American leadership in welcoming “vulnerable members of the same human family,” said the chair of the Bishops’ migration committee.

U.S. Bishop Echoes Call to Solidarity with Displaced People

Source: Catholic Standard

The chair of the U.S. Bishops’ migrant commission urged Catholics to follow Pope Francis’s call to move from indifference to solidarity and open their hearts to uprooted people. The human dignity of all must be respected, said Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville on the World Day of Refugees and Migrants.

ICMC Members and Church Leaders Respond to the Needs of Afghans, Advocate for Their Protection

ICMC Members and Church Leaders Respond to the Needs of Afghans, Advocate for Their Protection

As fear and uncertainty grasp Afghanistan following the Taliban’s rapid takeover, ICMC’s members, the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, along with their...
Resettlement Agencies Call on the Government to Provide Immediate Support to Afghans in Need of Protection

Resettlement Agencies Call on the Government to Provide Immediate Support to Afghans in Need of Protection

On 20 August, 23 organizations sent a joint letter to the White House, asking the U.S. government to swiftly assist...
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Resettlement Agencies Call on the Government to Provide Immediate Support to Afghans

August 24, 2021

On 20 August, ICMC and 22 resettlement agencies and other non-governmental organizationssent a joint letter to the White House, asking the U.S. government to swiftly assist Afghans following the Taliban forces' takeover of all major Afghan cities.

U.S. Bishops Welcome Immigration Instructions in Senate Budget Resolution and Highlight Need for Integration 1

U.S. Bishops Welcome Immigration Instructions in Senate Budget Resolution and Highlight Need for Integration

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed the U.S. Senate’s instructions to provide funding that would allow many undocumented...

U.S. Bishops Advocate Respect for Due Process, Migrants’ Dignity

Source: Vatican News

U.S. bishops have urged authorities to revisit a recent decision extending power to remove migrants from the USA without a court hearing. “We cannot have a fair, orderly and humane immigration system without robust due process protections,” says the statement from the USCCB committee on migration.

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.

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