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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...
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New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum Is Not Yet the Fresh Start Needed, NGOs Argue

Some elements of the new Pact on Migration and Asylum for the European Union (EU) constitute a positive change in...
Statement

New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum Is Not Yet the Fresh Start Needed

October 19, 2020

New policy proposals on migration and asylum released by the European Commission in September 2020 risk limiting the access to protection and fair asylum procedures. A group of 82 civil society organizations, including ICMC Europe, analyze the proposals in a joint statement.

European Civil Society Organizations: Refugee Resettlement Can’t Wait

European Civil Society Organizations: Refugee Resettlement Can’t Wait

Seven major civil society organizations and networks have launched a joint statement urging the European Union to urgently revive and...
Statement

European Civil Society Organizations: Refugee Resettlement Can’t Wait

September 21, 2020

Seven civil society organizations and networks urge the European Union to urgently revive and increase its refugee resettlement efforts. Resettlement is one of the few safe, legal pathways for vulnerable refugees to reach the EU. However, COVID-19-related travel restrictions have brought resettlement in Europe to a standstill for several months.

Civil Society Organizations Urge the US Administration to Admit 95,000 Refugees in Fiscal Year 2021

Civil Society Organizations Urge the US Administration to Admit 95,000 Refugees in Fiscal Year 2021

Over 180 civil society and faith-based organizations including the  International Catholic Migration Commission and its national member, the United States...
Statement

Civil Society Organizations Urge the US Administration to Admit 95,000 Refugees in 2021

September 4, 2020

In a joint letter, over 180 civil society and faith-based organizations, including the International Catholic Migration Commission and its national member, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, are urging the U.S. Administration to resettle 95,000 refugees in the fiscal year 2021 (Oct. 2020 – Sep. 2021). The letter argues this number has been the norm since 1980 and cites refugees’ contributions to American society since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.

ICMC Annual Report 2019

ICMC Annual Report 2019

ICMC Annual Report 2019: Celebrating at What We Accomplished Together

ICMC Annual Report 2019: Celebrating What We Accomplished Together

In 2019, the International Catholic Migration Commission worked and spoke in solidarity with migrants and refugees worldwide, providing them with...
Bishop Recommends U.S. Refugee Admissions Be at Least 95,000 Yearly 1

Bishop Recommends U.S. Refugee Admissions Be at Least 95,000 Yearly

In a statement to the U.S. House of Representatives, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, Chair of the United States Conference of...
U.S. Catholic Bishops Welcome Decision That Removes Potential Obstacles to Refugee Resettlement 1

U.S. Catholic Bishops Welcome Decision That Removes Potential Obstacles to Refugee Resettlement

“Jesus Christ, who was part of a refugee family, calls us to welcome the stranger, and our pro-life commitment requires...
ICMC Pledges to Support Vulnerable Refugees and Host Communities at First Global Refugee Forum 1

ICMC Pledges to Support Vulnerable Refugees and Host Communities at First Global Refugee Forum

Because of their geographical proximity with conflict zones, low- and middle-income countries carry most of the burden of caring for...
Statement

Resettlement Is a Life-Saving Protection Mechanism That Works

December 2, 2019

Delivered by ICMC Policy Officer Mantalin Kyrou on 29 November 2019 at the IOM Council Meeting. The statement calls for an increase in resettlement and complementary pathways places and highlights the suffering of unaccompanied children migrating from the Horn of Africa.

The SHARE Network: Building Bridges Between Policy and Practice 3

The SHARE Network: Building Bridges Between Policy and Practice

With global refugee resettlement needs at an all-time high and global resettlement efforts at an all-time low, European leadership in...
Civil Society Calls on EU Member States to Demonstrate Leadership on Resettlement at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum 2

Civil Society Calls on EU Member States to Demonstrate Leadership on Resettlement at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum

One year after the adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees, the international community will gather in Geneva at the...

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