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Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio writing in the Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle: The facts about immigration
August 9, 2016
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Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Diocese of Tucson: When the soul sees desperate need, it does not turn away
August 9, 2016
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Crux: Bishop says deporting migrants ‘not unlike’ abortion
July 26, 2016
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Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Thousands gather for Mass celebrating immigrant spirit in America
July 17, 2016
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USCCB Migration Committee Chairman Reacts to Supreme Court Decision on Immigration
June 23, 2016
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Statement on United States v. Texas from Hope Border Institute, Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso
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On World Refugee Day, USCCB Migration Chairman Calls Catholics to Remember Refugees Around the World
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Catholic News Agency: An emotional Mass for migrants with Pope Francis
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U.S. Bishops Join Faith-Based Organizations in Supreme Court Amicus Brief Defending Stays of Deportations
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Op-ed by Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston: US immigration policy must combine compassion and safety
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Bishops Elizondo and Vann Call for an End to Deportation Raids and Detention of Immigrant Mothers with Children
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The Hill Op-ed by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick: Syrian refugees are a test of our nation’s values
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The Hill Op-ed by Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle: Pope Francis’ message on immigrants humanizes debate
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Text of Pope Francis’ speech at Independence Hall during the 2015 World Meeting of Families
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Address of the Holy Father in his Visit to the Joint Session of the United States Congress
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Address of the Holy Father during the Welcome Ceremony at the South Lawn of the White House, Washington, D.C.
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Op-ed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York: Nativism rears its big-haired head: Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric is a sad return to a terrible American tradition
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Border Bishop Urges Congress To Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform Instead Of Harsh Enforcement Bills
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USCCB Migration Chairman Welcomes Obama Administration Announcement of Relief for Immigrant Families, USCCB President Cites Urgent Pastoral Need for a More Humane View of Immigrants
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Washington Post Op-ed by Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of the Archdiocese of Seattle: How we treat vulnerable children on the border shows the world America’s values
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CSPAN Video - U.S. House Judiciary Committee Hearing
"An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors"

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Video replay:  Mass on the U.S.-Mexico Border
   
Led by His Eminence Sean Cardinal O’Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston, the bishops commemorated the deaths of migrants in the desert and prayed for immigration reform. Click here then fast forward to the 10:35 mark of the video to watch the Mass.
Read Cardinal O'Malley's homily   |   Mass flyer   |   Activities to do in solidarity   |   Reported by the Ignatian Solidarity Network   |   Video stream of the Mass

Current state of U.S. immigration ‘an offense against God
Read   |   Video   |   Read “Families Beyond Borders”   |   En Español:  Familia Mas Alla De las Fronteras

Homily by Bishop Anthony Taylor of Little Rock
When we reject a stranger we are rejecting Christ.   Read

Survey: Strong Catholic support for immigration reform
Nearly eighty percent of Catholic voters support earned citizenship. Catholics need to contact their legislators.   News Release   |   En Español   |   Survey Summary   |   Survey

 

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