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.
Catholic Charities, Migrants and Ministry
Explore the migrant experience and the services Catholic Charities agencies on the border provide.
And They Shall Know Us by Our Love invites you to learn more about their ministry, rooted in Catholic social teaching, and those who volunteer to help.
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
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley seeks to continue its mission of serving vulnerable people
August 16, 2021
A Catholic Charities official in southern Texas who oversees outreach to hundreds of migrant families entering the United States daily …
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Catholic Charities of the Arlington Diocese helps resettle Afghan translators who aided U.S. forces
August 16, 2021
When U.S. service members were in a foreign land, unsure of the way and unable to speak the language, brave …
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Serving newcomers at the border: A journal of graced moments and reflections
August 3, 2021
Sister Joan Sullivan and Sister Mary Helen Beirne, both members of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Philadelphia, spent a week …
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Justice Department sues Texas as it tries to halt transport of migrants
August 2, 2021
The Biden administration filed a lawsuit July 30 against the state of Texas, trying to stop enforcement of an order …
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Numbers of unaccompanied minors at border setting record
July 27, 2021
With a surge in the first few months of 2021 of minors entering the United States without a parent or …
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Two Texas bishops say closing facilities would violate religious freedom
July 21, 2021
The bishops who head the El Paso and Dallas dioceses in Texas have asked Gov. Greg Abbott to halt an …
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