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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...
Ensuring Protection for People Displaced by Climate Change

Ensuring Protection for People Displaced by Climate Change

International coordination and a focus on protection are needed to address climate change-related displacement, concludes a virtual event on human...
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ICMC Europe Joins Civil Society Call For EU To Restore Rights and Values at the Border With Belarus and To Protect Children

ICMC Europe joins civil society coalitions to demand immediate humanitarian assistance and access to asylum for those caught in the ongoing humanitarian...

Pope to Welcome Migrants through Italy’s Humanitarian Corridors

Source: The Catholic Register

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis is welcoming up to 50 uprooted people currently in Cyprus in the coming weeks through Italy’s Humanitarian Corridors initiative, a program supported by the Episcopal Conference and other Catholic-inspired organizations.

Mexican Bishops Appeal to Government to Protect Migrants

Source: Agenzia Fides

Mexican Bishops called on the government to respect its commitments to promote and protect the rights of migrants. The urgent appeal on 6 December highlighted the desperate situation along the Guatemalan border, while pledging the Church’s continued humanitarian assistance to migrants.

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.”

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NGOs Call for Action To Protect Children at EU Borders

December 10, 2021

ICMC Europe and over 20 other NGOs urge governments to protect migrant children at Europe’s borders. Solidarity and responsibility-sharing in the EU asylum and migration system must prioritize safe routes to family reunion and international protection, not containment, pushbacks and returns.

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Call on the EU: Restore rights and values at Europe’s borders

November 29, 2021

In a joint statement, ICMC Europe, the SHARE Network, and over 100 other organizations urge the EU and its member States to respond to the humanitarian crisis at the border with Belarus in a way that ensures people's right to asylum and guarantees humanitarian access.

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...
NGOs Call for International Action on Internal Displacement

NGOs Call for International Action on Internal Displacement

ICMC joins over 25 other international non-governmental organizations calling for recommendations of the UN High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement to...

Central America: Address Structural Causes Driving Migration

Source: Agenzia Fides

Migration policy must respect human dignity, the right to protection, and family unity, said El Salvadoran and Honduran Bishops in a recent statement on human mobility. The Church is strengthening regional work to assist migrants, but governments need to address forces driving migration, they said.

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.

Mexican Bishops: End Militarized Response to Migration

Source: Agenzia Fides

Mexican Bishops appealed to authorities to end “practices of militarization and repression against migrants” in a statement from a gathering of coordinators of pastoral care to uprooted people. Migration policy must focus on humanitarian response rather than containing migration, they said.

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.

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...

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