“It is necessary to respond to the globalization of migration with the globalization of charity and cooperation, in such a way as to make the conditions for migrants more humane.” – Pope Francis
Justice for Immigrants
Protecting the dignity of the person and preserving family are core components of Catholic Social Teaching. Unfortunately, Catholic Charities continues to see increased numbers of families at risk of being torn apart due to immigration status – a symptom of a broken immigration system. Conversely, we have a growing number of requests for help from individuals separated from their children and loved ones for years, due to policies that do not serve the interests of the common good.
Pope Francis has said, “Society as a whole, and the state in particular, are obliged to defend and promote the common good.” At Catholic Charities, we work day-in and day-out to advocate and support the common good, with a goal of keeping families together.