Migrants look through the border fence Sept.12, 2023, toward food brought by aid workers after gathering between the primary and secondary border fences at the U.S.-Mexico border to wait for processing by U.S immigration officials in San Diego.(OSV News photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)

Catholic activists call on Congress to fund migrant services for ‘common good’

Catholic activists called on Congress to ensure funding for migrant services is protected in upcoming appropriations bills at a Sept. 13 event near the U.S. Capitol.
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GOP presidential contenders spar over abortion, immigration, Ukraine and Trump in first debate

Eight Republican candidates participated Aug. 23 in the Republican National Committee's first debate of their party's presidential primary process in a Milwaukee debate hosted by Fox News -- but the party's frontrunner, former President Donald Trump, did not attend, and ...
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US bishops praise expansion of family reunification processes for migrants

WASHINGTON (OSV News) — The U.S. bishops July 10 praised a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that it would expand family reunification processes for some migrants. On July 7, the department said it would implement the ...
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A young Sudanese woman who fled the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, and was previously internally displaced in Sudan, moves past makeshift shelters, near the border between Sudan and Chad, while taking refuge in Borota, Chad, May 13, 2023. (OSV News photo/Zohra Bensemra, Reuters)

For World Refugee Day, missions highlight programs to aid displaced

In a world where 103 million people are forcibly displaced, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Catholic missionaries are often first responders helping those in need of a new home.
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One Nation Under God

A walk along the Tijuana-San Diego border opens this pilgrim’s eyes to the plight of refugees.
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Migrants from Central America eat at Vino Nuevo church, which gives temporary shelter to migrants released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) due overcrowded facilities, in El Paso, Texas, U.S., April 18, 2019. (OSV News photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)

‘Help us’: Asylum-seekers cling to hope as Title 42 limbo continues

After traveling thousands of miles to flee violence, "Betty" found shelter with the Kino Border Initiative, a Catholic organization that works with migrants in the border town of Nogales, Mexico. She is now waiting.
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