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

Our new immigration microsite, And You Shall Know Us By Our Love, invites you to explore more fully the migrant experience. Learn about the services our border agencies provide; better understand how this work is rooted in Catholic social teaching; watch a video of Catholic Charities volunteers about what draws them to migrant ministry; read the stories of five migrants and why they left their home countries; and get answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.

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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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