Statement from Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, President and CEO of CCUSA, addressing reported plans of ICE raids

Alexandria, Va. (July 13, 2019)—Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) strongly opposes the reported plans of ICE raids this weekend. The threats of deportation and family separation are causing anxiety and fear within the vulnerable communities our agencies serve, endangering immigrant rights and safety. Most significant is the lasting psychological damage family separation inflicts upon children. Such cruel behavior will impact children for the rest of their lives. Read the full statement here


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CCUSA's Advocacy and Social Policy team advocates for policies that uphold human dignity and promote integral human development. Informed by the experience of local Catholic Charities agencies, the team urges policy makers to encounter the needy and vulnerable in their communities and to create policies which assist and support them.

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