Trafficking, sexual slavery, child prostitution ... all are gross violations of human dignity and demand urgent attention.
Maryknoll missioners have worked with migrants and people on the move for decades. They have served Burmese refugees in Thailand, Thai workers all over Asia, Burundian and Rwandan refugees in East Africa, and have accompanied Guatemalans, who, after years in Mexico, returned home to start anew in a more peaceful country. Our faith compels us to stand in solidarity with migrants.
Here in the United States, we are profoundly affected by the contribution of migrants in our society, and we have a responsibility to treat them, like all the rest of God’s creation, with dignity and respect.
The following statement was released on January 29, 2020 regarding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the changes to the public charge rule which bars immigrants who are recieving certain government benefits from gaining legal immigration status.
January 29, 2020 will be the first anniversary of the implementation of the "Remain in Mexico" policy, otherwise known as the Migrant Protection Protocols. Under this policy, asylum seekers who come to the U.S.-Mexico border must stay in Mexico while they await their asylum hearings, which can be months away.
Submit a public comment to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) opposing the increase in fees for immigrants.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns remembers Jakelin and calls on the U.S. government to end the inhumane treatment of migrants.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns partnered with actress Jane Fonda for the ninth week of her Fire Drill Fridays campaign in Washington, D.C.
On December 12, we celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady is Mexico's patron saint, Patroness of the Americas, and a symbol of love and strength for Latin Americans and believers across the world.
Ilse Cruz, an undocumented college student from Florida, writes about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) cases set to come before the Supreme Court on November 12.
This is a critical moment. President Trump has until September 30 to decide the number of refugees to be admitted into the United States for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Some in the Trump Administration are reportedly calling for "zeroing out" the refugee resettlement program. This means setting the goal for the number of refugees admitted into the United States in 2020 to zero.
- Border Action Network
- Christian Campaign for Immigration Reform
- Forced Migration Online
- Franciscans International's Handbook on Human Trafficking
- Franciscans International's Handbook on Migrant Workers
- Humane Borders
- International Organization for Migration
- Justice for Immigrants
- Migration Information Source
- Migration Policy Institute
- No More Deaths campaign
- Refugees International
- U.S. Catholic bishops and immigration: A chronology
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants