Bishops' Statements

Statements and Letters about Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times by Archbishop Blase Cupich: We know the refugees. They are us
November 20, 2015

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archdiocese of Boston, statement on Syrian immigration response to Paris attacks
November 19, 2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago: Let us give liberty and justice
November 19, 2015

Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement on Syrian Refugees
November 19, 2015
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Bishops’ Migration Chair: U.S. Should Welcome Syrian Refugees, Work For Peace
November 17, 2015

Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville: Seek, find and invite
November 6, 2015

Echoing Pope Francis, Migration Committee Member tells Congress to Apply the Golden Rule to Children and Families Fleeing Violence in Central America
October 21, 2015
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Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis: Pastoral Statement on Immigration and Mercy
October 13, 2015
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Op-ed in The Hill by Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle: Pope Francis’ message on immigrants humanizes debate
October 6, 2015

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016
October 1, 2015
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Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles writing in the archdiocesan newspaper, Angelus: Pope Francis in America
September 29, 2015

Text of Pope Francis’ speech at Independence Hall during the 2015 World Meeting of Families
September 26, 2015
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Interview with Bishop Timothy Doherty, Diocese of Lafayette: Immigration reform needed
September 25, 2015

Address of the Holy Father in his Visit to the Joint Session of the United States Congress
September 24, 2015
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The Hill Op-ed: With the Pope’s visit, it’s time to welcome immigrants and refugees
September 18, 2015

Speech by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia at the event At Home Together: The Church and the Immigrant Family: Sanity, indifference and the American immigration debate
September 1, 2015

Archbishop Charles J. Chuput, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, writing in The ‘Joy of the Gospel’ and the Gospel of life
August 31, 2015

Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, Diocese of Dallas: The déjà vu of immigrant bashing
July 31, 2015

Op-ed in the Hill: For children and legacy, Obama must end family detention
July 30, 2015

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
July 29, 2015

USCCB Migration Chairman Applauds Court Order Requiring Administration to Release Central American Families from Detention
July 28, 2015

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s statement to congressional committees on immigration issues 
July 21, 2015
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Deseret News (Salt Lake City): Selected quotes from Archbishop John C. Wester on issues, events during his 8 years in Utah
May 31, 2015

Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Diocese of Tucson writing in America Magazine: The Migrants’ Lament
May 18, 2015

Testimony of Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens, of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul-Minneapolis, in support of H.F. 97, provisional driver’s license for immigrants
March 25, 2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich’s Remarks for Illinois Business Immigration Coalition Roundtable
March 22, 2015

Op-ed by Bishop Mark Seitz in the El Paso Times: U.S.-led interdiction effort in Mexico breaks international law
March 9, 2015

USCCB Committee on Migration Letter to House Judiciary Chairman and Ranking Member in Opposition to Four Immigration-Related Bills
March 3, 2015

USCCB Committee on Migration Letter to U.S. Senators in Opposition to S. 534, the “Immigration Rule of Law Act of 2015”
February 27, 2015

Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City writing in the Intermountain Catholic: Thank you, Chief Burbank, for supporting President Barack Obama's executive action
January 23, 2015

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’
January 9, 2015
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Bishop John Wester, Diocese of Salt Lake City: Migration Week is a reminder that immigrants are part of us
January 9, 2015

Letter from Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo to Catholic parishes and schools about the Executive Actions on immigration
January 8, 2015

Letter to immigrants in the Archdiocese of Seattle from Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo regarding the Executive Actions on immigration
January 8, 2015