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ICMC Europe Joins NGOs’ Call for EU To Guarantee Protection of Afghan Refugees

ICMC Europe Joins NGOs’ Call for EU To Guarantee Protection of Afghan Refugees

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Europe has joined a coalition of over 50 European NGOs working on asylum and...
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.

NGOs Call for Urgent UN Response to Migrant “Pushback” Practices

NGOs Call for Urgent UN Response to Migrant “Pushback” Practices

The International Catholic Migration Commission and 50 other NGOs have voiced deep concern about the widespread government practice of forcing...
Statement

Human Rights Council Must Respond to Pushbacks at International Borders

June 24, 2021

In a joint statement, ICMC and 50 other organizations plead with the UN Human Rights Council to urgently respond to the global pattern of pushbacks, human rights violations, and lethal disregard for human life at international borders.

Statement

No One Is Saved Alone, 109th International Labour Conference Session

June 15, 2021

At the 109th International Labour Conference session, ICMC calls for access to healthcare, labor rights, and decent work for all migrants and refugees, for increased cooperation between States, civil society, and other stakeholders, in line with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and for global solidarity in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

A Coalition of European Christian organizations published an analysis of the New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum

A Coalition of European Christian organizations published an analysis of the New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum

The new policy proposals\' good intentions are overshadowed by legal shortcomings and an overly strong focus on returns. A coalition...
family outside hospital

“We Are Begging for Oxygen,” Say Catholic Organizations Responding to India’s Second COVID-19 Wave

As India faces the worst coronavirus wave since the beginning of the pandemic, Catholic organizations plead with their government and...
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...

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.

Global Migration Summit Discussions Focus on Concrete Solutions to COVID Crisis

Global Migration Summit Discussions Focus on Concrete Solutions to COVID Crisis

Hundreds of civil society organizations took part in this year’s discussions at the Global Forum on Migration and Development along...
Fr. Fabio Baggio

At This Change of Era, We Must Care for Our Common Home

Bishops Urge Europe To Put Human Dignity at the Center of Its Migration Policy

Bishops Urge Europe To Put Human Dignity at the Center of Its Migration Policy

The European Bishops’ Conferences urge the European Commission to “put human dignity and common good at the center” of its...
ICMC Europe Welcomes New European Plan for Integration and Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees 1

ICMC Europe Welcomes New European Plan for Integration and Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees

The European Commission recently presented a new action plan for integration and inclusion of newcomers in Europe. ICMC Europe and...
Statement

Creating Better Policies to Protect Children in the Move

November 26, 2020

At the International Organization for Migration's Council Meeting, says ICMC urges governments to better protect migrant children by collecting data on their age, gender, and accompaniment status for more efficient protection policies, and by facilitating family unity.

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