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.
Join us on Tuesday, August 18 at 12:30pm EDT for the next 30 minute webinar in our series, Faithful Voting and Global Concerns.
This webinar will focus on the many problems facing the U.S. immigration system, how the Church promotes justice for immigrants, and how we can urge our candidates to prioritize just and comprehensive immigration reform in advance of the 2020 elections.
Two major campaigns are going on this week to protect asylum seekers and immigrant families. Here are ways you can take action today:
1) Submit a comment to the Trump administration by July 15 at 1 pm EDT urging them to rescind new proposed rules for the asylum system that would make it nearly impossible to gain asylum status in the United States. Experts say these rules will destroy the asylum system as we know it.
Maryknoll Sister Genie Natividad reflects on how she glimpsed the Kingdom of God at Casa del Refugiado, a shelter for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Statement calling for the immediate release of children and their parents from immigrant detention centers.
Children need to be released from detention immediately and they need to be released with their parents.
This is an abbreviated version of the brief on refugees as part of our election briefs series, Faithful Voting and Global Concerns.
This is a abbreviated version of the issue brief on immigration as part our election briefs series, Faithful Voting and Global Concerns.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns issued the following statement on June 18, 2020, in response to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, join us for a 30 minute webinar to learn about the precarious status of U.S. refugee policy, the Catholic Church’s position on welcoming refugees, and the ways U.S. voters can call upon electoral candidates to revitalize bipartisan cooperation to support refugees.
Click here to register for the webinar, "Welcoming Refugees in U.S. Policy," Friday, June 19, 12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT
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.
- 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