USCCB Committee on Migration Issues Report on Immigrant Detention, Calls For a ‘Transformation’ of the System

May 11, 2015
Read more   |   En Español   |   Detention report Executive Summary   |   Read the entire report, Unlocking Human Dignity: A Plan to Transform the U.S. Immigrant Detention System
   |   New York Times Editorial: End Immigration Detention

Webinar: Family Detention: Advocacy and Community Update

View the webinar slides   |   Watch and listen to the webinar replay   |   JFI's Family Detention resources

Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran Bishops Visit Texas Detention Facility, Call for an End to Detention of Families

March 27, 2015
Read   |   En Español   |   Read a letter from Catholic Bishops and other faith leaders to the President   |   From the Catholic News Agency: US bishops: Stop shameful detention of migrant families
    
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National Catholic Reporter: Lawmakers call for end to family detention in immigration system
May 21, 2015
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Salt Lake Tribune: Bishop Wester: Immigration reform may require reforming ourselves first
April 28, 2015
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The Hill: Border braces for new surge
April 11, 2015
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Border Bishop Urges Congress To Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform Instead Of Harsh Enforcement Bills
February 11, 2015
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Pope Francis to address U.S. Congress in September 2015
February 5, 2015
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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2015
January 18, 2015
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Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles: ‘We Are One Family Under God’
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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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Hardball on MSNBC: Obama’s new plan for border crisis
       
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Hardball with Chris Matthews (video): ‘This is a refugee flow’
Stephanie Gosk and Kevin Appleby join Hardball to talk about the brutal and terrifying conditions in which children are fleeing from Central America and to the American border.
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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"

Watch video   |   Read USCCB testimony   |   Read more

Video: Bishops Come to Washington on a Mission for Migrants
Following the April 1st Border Mass in Nogales, the Bishops took their cause to Washington, DC.  On May 29, 2014 a Mass was offered for immigrants and their families who are being subjected to separation because of our broken immigration system.
        
Click here or on the images above to watch a replay of the Mass in Washington, DC.
A video recording of the post-Mass press event can be viewed at:  http://bit.ly/T15ECS

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

Washington Post: Cardinal McCarrick meets with Boehner on immigration
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NY Times: Boehner Is Said to Back Change on Immigration
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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

Sioux City bishop criticizes Rep. Steve King's immigration comments
Sioux City Journal: "I am disappointed by Rep. King's remarks, which speak of migrants in a way that undermines their human dignity and the respect owed them as children of God."   Read   |   More

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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