CCUSA submits comments in opposition to the DOJ and DHS proposed rule on asylum

Pursuing asylum is a legal pathway to our country and recognized as a critical lifeline for migrants fleeing deadly circumstances. The proposed rule amounts to another unfortunate example of American withdrawal from its role as a global leader for migrants under both domestic law and international law. Further, as a faith-based organization, we see the proposed rule of essentially eliminating the pursuit of asylum for the majority of those who seek it as morally wrong: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me” (Matthew 25:35).

Read the full letter here.

Advocacy & Social Policy Initiatives

CCUSA's Advocacy and Social Policy team advocates for policies that uphold human dignity and promote integral human development. Informed by the experience of local Catholic Charities agencies, the team urges policy makers to encounter the needy and vulnerable in their communities and to create policies which assist and support them.

Learn More