Throughout its history, Catholic Charities agencies across the country have provided essential services to immigrants and refugees. CCUSA advocates for just and compassionate migration and refugee policies that respect the life and dignity of each person.
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.”