Immigration & Refugee Services

Catholic Charities USA’s approach to migration is rooted in the Gospel and Catholic social teaching. All persons have the right to find in their own countries the opportunities to live in dignity and the right to seek work elsewhere in order to survive. Sovereign nations have the right to control their borders while affording protection to refugees and asylum seekers and respecting the human dignity and rights of undocumented migrants.


In addition to providing essential services to immigrants and refugees to the U.S., we also advocate for policies that protect family unity and allow newcomers to contribute to and more fully participate in their new communities.


Why We Provide Immigration Services

Catholic Charities affirms the inherent dignity bestowed on every human person, including immigrants and refugees, no matter the circumstances that compel a person to begin a new life in our community.


We invite you to receive the latest updates by visiting our immigration news page. There you’ll find statements from Catholic Charities as well as articles, videos and other resources about our humanitarian work with migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers.

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Immigration and legal services

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Our Impact Through our Immigration and Refugee Services

Catholic Charities works to welcome and integrate immigrants, refugees and asylees, assisting over 393,000 individuals over the past year.

Catholic Charities agencies provide critical assistance

More than 1,200 volunteers provide support

Citizenship education and immigration services are offered

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