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Statement

The EU Cannot Shirk Its Responsibilities Towards Afghans in Need of Protection

September 16, 2021

As humanitarian needs in Afghanistan continue to escalate, ICMC Europe, the SHARE Network, and over 15 other organizations appeal to the EU not to forget its responsibility towards Afghans but rather to place protection at the center of its response.

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...
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...
Implementing the Global Compact for Migration: ICMC Advocates for Better Protection of Children and All Migrants

Implementing the Global Compact for Migration: ICMC Advocates for Better Protection of Children and All Migrants

Nearly two years after States adopted the Global Compact for Migration, governments of Europe, North America, and Central Asia, under...
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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.

U.S. Bishops Urge for Full Reinstatement of the DACA Program

Source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

U.S. Bishops have expressed their disappointment at their government's intent to limit the rights of migrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. "The Catholic Church in the United States has long advocated for the Dreamers and we will continue to stand with them," reads the statement issued by the members of the USCCB.

The EU Should Use Its Migration and Asylum Budget in a Humane and Effective Way

The EU Should Use Its Migration and Asylum Budget in a Humane and Effective Way

Creating partnerships with local actors working on migration and integration, including civil society organizations, contributes to achieving that goal, say...
Return Procedures Must Respect Human Rights and Dignity

Return Procedures Must Respect Human Rights and Dignity

A new European Union proposal to handle the return of asylum-seekers whose claims have been rejected may be at odds...
Swiss Faith Leaders Issue Call to Protect Refugees

Swiss Faith Leaders Issue Call to Protect Refugees

The Swiss Bishops’ Conference, a member of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), has joined with other faith leaders in...
Global Compact for Migration: It’s Now or Never

Global Compact for Migration: It’s Now or Never

No distinction with regard to a person’s status, an end to child detention and no criminalization of migrants — these...
The European Union Needs More Humane Return Policies

The European Union Needs More Humane Return Policies

Migration and asylum policies in the European Union are increasingly using the return of individuals to their countries of origin...
ICMC's Jane Bloom Gives Talk on Politicization of Migration at Princeton University

ICMC’s Jane Bloom Gives Talk on Politicization of Migration at Princeton University

Academics, politicians, NGO professionals, and students gathered to discuss the challenges of forced migrants in early March, on the occasion...
Civil Society Reminds EU Leaders to Protect Vulnerable Children and Expand Safe Pathways

Civil Society Reminds EU Leaders to Protect Vulnerable Children and Expand Safe Pathways

More than 160 organizations from more than 20 countries called on EU heads of State and government to uphold the...
Civil Society Must Play a Greater Role in Migration Governance, Ngos Say at Malta Summit

Civil Society Must Play a Greater Role in Migration Governance, Ngos Say at Malta Summit

Fifteen months after the launch of the Joint Valletta Action Plan, European and African civil society organizations attended the Senior...

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