Catholic Charities provides essential services to immigrants and newcomers to this country. CCUSA advocates for immigration and refugee policies that protect family unity and allow newcomers an opportunity to contribute and participate more fully in our communities.
Why We Do It
Our Catholic heritage includes a scriptural call to provide hospitality to newcomers as if welcoming Christ Himself. The Catholic Church, like our nation as a whole, finds its identity and roots in various immigrant communities. We affirm the inherent dignity bestowed by God on every human person, including immigrants and refugees, no matter the circumstances that compel a person to begin a new life in our community.
“It’s also the push in the heart of those who welcome: the desire to encounter, meet, dialogue… hope is the push to share the journey.”
In 2017, nearly 100 Catholic Charities agencies served over 25,000 immigrants and refugees through 217 programs