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Migration and Refugee Services

 

Creating a world where immigrants, refugees, migrants, and people on the move are treated with dignity, respect, welcome and belonging.

—Migration and Refugee Services Vision Statement

Mission Statement

Grounded by our belief in Jesus Christ and Catholic teaching, Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) fulfills the commitment of the U.S. Catholic bishops to protect the life and dignity of the human person. We serve and advocate for refugees, asylees, migrants, unaccompanied children, and victims of human trafficking.

—Approved by the USCCB Committee on Migration November 10, 2013

   

                           


Who We Are

The Bishops' Committee on Migration sets broad policies and direction for the Church's work in the area of migration. The Committee oversees and provides guidance to Migration and Refugee Services, which is comprised of five offices, including the Office of the Executive Director, the Office of Management and Administration and several policy and program offices:

Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs

Justice for Immigrants Campaign

Office of Resettlement Services

Office of Special Programs

Children's Services

Anti-Trafficking Program

What We Do

The above MRS offices represent the bishops' interests in policy formulation and communication, advocacy, education, refugee resettlement, and other specialized services to at risk and vulnerable populations, such as victims of trafficking and unaccompanied minors. The Committee actively promotes the U.S. bishops' migration-related interests with public policy-makers at the national and international levels. Committee members and MRS staff periodically testify before Congress and meet with Administration officials to advocate the bishops' positions. Among the high priority policy concerns of the Committee is refugee protection and finding durable solutions to their plight. In this context the Committee occasionally arranges site visits to refugee areas of the world to witness the conditions of the refugees and to call for adequate responses on the part of the international community.

 

How You Can Help?

If in New York, Florida, or the District of Columbia, donate online now.

Otherwise please mail your donation into the National Catholic Fund for Migration and Refugee Services.


Learn more about the populations served by Migration and Refugee Services

Contact Migration and Refugee Services – 202-541-3352


Bishops' Statement on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Statement of Bishop John Wester on Immigration Reform   |  En Español

Statement of Archbishop Jose Gomez on Immigration Reform  |  En Español



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