National Migration Week 2015

National Migration Week is January 4-10, 2015.
More information is available at the USCCB's National Migration Week website.

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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
November 20, 2014

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Catholic News Service: Catholic defense of family means aiding migrant families, bishop says.
November 18, 2014
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Arizona bishop says Obama must act on immigration
November 11, 2014
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The Plight of Child Refugees Tests the American Character: A Statement by Catholic Higher Education Leaders
October 23, 2014
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Chicago Tribune (with video): New archbishop puts immigration front and center
October 8, 2014
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Pope Francis' message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2015
September 23, 2014
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Statement of the Catholic bishops of Georgia regarding unaccompanied minor children and refugee families
September 18, 2014
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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"

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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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USCCB Chair ‘strongly encouraged’ by House Republican immigration reform principles
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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
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Video on immigration by Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis
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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

Cardinal Dolan interview on MSNBC
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, discusses immigration and the GOP in an interview on MSNBC.   Watch the interview

 
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