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Statements and Letters about Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Archbishop Charles Chaput writing from Philadelphia: The right place to start
November 16, 2016

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles delivered the following homily during a prayer service that brought together people of all faiths in prayer for peace, unity and solidarity at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels  |  Watch the video
November 10, 2016

El Paso Times: Statement of Bishop Mark J. Seitz on the outcome of the Presidential race
November 9, 2016

Op-ed by Bishop Michael Olson, Diocese of Fort Worth: Helping refugees is a moral obligation
October 3, 2016
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As Catholics, We Must Overcome Partisan Divides on Migration Issues, Says USCCB’s Migration Chairman
September 14, 2016
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Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles: "Immigration, national identity and Catholic conscience
September 9, 2016
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Bishop Oscar Cantú, Diocese of Las Cruces, NM (radio interview): The Right to Migrate or Not to Migrate
September 9, 2016

Homily by Retired Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of the Archdiocese of Detroit: Don't shove away those in need
August 28, 2016

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio writing in the Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle: The facts about immigration
August 9, 2016

Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Diocese of Tucson: When the soul sees desperate need, it does not turn away
August 9, 2016

RTÉ.ie (Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland's National Public Service Broadcaster): Cardinal Seán O’Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston warns about anti-Muslim rhetoric
July 17, 2016

Bishop Anthony Taylor, Diocese of Little Rock, writing in the Arkansas Catholic: Citizens must register, vote to make voices heard
July 8, 2016

Op-ed by Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso: Show mercy to Central Americans fleeing violence
June 25, 2016

Blogpost by Bishop Daniel E. Flores, Diocese of Brownsville, TX: Immigration, Law, and Cynicism
June 25, 2016

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 on the Supreme Court decision in US v. Texas
June 23, 2016
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Theme of the 103rd World Day of the Migrant and Refugee: Minor migrants, vulnerable and voiceless
June 22, 2016

Bishop Michael Mulvey, Diocese of Corpus Christi, calls for county to abandon plans for family detention facility
June 10, 2016

USCCB Migration Chairman, Archbishop Gomez, Troubled Over Reports of New Immigrant Deportation Raids
May 25, 2016

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio writing from the Diocese of Brooklyn: The Facts About Immigration
May 19, 2016
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Op-ed in the St. Cloud (MN) Times: Bishop Donald Kettler, Diocese of St. Cloud, decries anti-Muslim messages
April 30, 2016

Op-ed in by Archbishop John Wester of Albuquerque: The people behind Supreme Court's immigration case
April 18, 2016

Homily by Auxiliary Bishop (retired) Thomas Gumbleton, Archdiocese of Detroit: We can't forget our suffering brothers and sisters
April 17, 2016

Pope Francis' greeting to refugees at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos
April 16, 2016

Op-ed in the Lexington (KY) Herald Dealer by Bishop John Stowe: Deportation hurts families, the poor
April 15, 2016

Statement from Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, Diocese of Providence, on Proposal for Special Licenses for Undocumented Individuals
March 9, 2016

Op-ed by Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso in the Austin American-Statesman: Climate and migration change are interconnected challenges
March 2, 2016

Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh: Bridging The Gap
February 26, 2016

Op-ed by Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston: US immigration policy must combine compassion and safety
February 18, 2016

USCCB President Sends Message to Faithful on Pope Francis' Visit to Mexico
February 15, 2016
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Bishop Mark Seitz writing in the El Paso Times: Pope Francis at the border
February 15, 2016

Archbishop Leonard Blair of Hartford, CT: Mercy or fear? The 'better angels of our nature'
January 27, 2016

Op-ed in CNN by Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles: The moral urgency of immigration reform
January 27, 2016

Homily by Bishop Anthony Taylor, Diocese of Little Rock: Jesus’ mission statement must be our mission too
January 24, 2016

Bishop Michael C. Barber, Catholic Diocese of Oakland: 'A home for those in need'
January 4, 2016

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Celebration of World Peace Day
January 1, 2016
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A Message from the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey
December 22, 2015

Cardinal Seán O'Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston: Walking in the path of the Good Samaritan
December 17, 2015

Archbishop Roger Schwietz of Anchorage: Alaska shouldn't let fear of the other get in the way of helping refugees
December 15, 2015

USCCB: A Statement from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
December 14, 2015
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Op-ed by Archbishop Thomas Wenski in the Miami Herald: Open our hearts to refugees
December 13, 2015

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron on Muslim Immigration, Religious Liberty
December 10, 2015

Op-ed in The Hill by Cardinal McCarrick of Washington, DC: Syrian refugees are a test of our nation’s values
December 9, 2015

Statement from the Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin regarding the resettlement of a family of refugees from Syria
December 8, 2015

Op-ed in the National Catholic Register by Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore: ‘Dignitatis Humanae’ and the Freedom to Serve
December 7, 2015
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Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Montana on the Syrian Refugee Crisis
December 1, 2015