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USCCB/MRS releases report on protection issues in Honduras and El Salvador, including Temporary Protected Status (TPS): Temporary Protected Status: A Vital Piece of the Central American Protection and Prosperity Puzzle
For more information on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) see the TPS Resource Page.
USCCB/MRS releases report on Temporary Protected Status on Haiti: Haiti's Ongoing Road to Recovery: The Necessity of an Extension of Temporary Protected Status.
Migration and Refugee Services is charged with assisting the bishops in the development and promotion of migration policy positions within the context of the Church's social teaching. To this end MRS works with grassroots Catholic networks across the US to promote fair immigration and refugee policies, advocates for the passage of immigration reform, engages in the fight against human trafficking, develops initiatives aimed at educating Catholics on the Church's teaching on migration, and assists the U.S. Catholic bishops in carrying the voice of the Church to Congress and the Administration.
Relying on a well-developed, theoretical and moral framework to inform their policy perspective, MRS pursues advocacy efforts through a number of different concrete avenues. These include:
Among the coalitions that MRS/USCCB is closely involved is the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking, which consists of national and international Catholic agencies working to eliminate the scourge of human trafficking, and the Justice for Immigrants Campaign, which is designed to unite and mobilize a growing network of Catholic institutions, individuals, and other persons of good will in support of a broad legalization program and comprehensive immigration reform.
Learn more about the populations served by Migration and Refugee Services:
Explore documents and resources which inform the Church's policy work on migration
Take action in solidarity with immigrants, migrants, refugees and people on the move
If in New York, Florida, or the District of Columbia, contribute to the National Catholic Fund for Migration and Refugee Services by making an online donation! For other states, make a tax-deductible contribution to the National Catholic Fund for Migration and Refugee Services by mail.
YourMembership is for diocesan staff working in partnership with USCCB/MRS to provide services to refugees and migrants and others on the move. It provides program-specific information, resources, and trainings as well as broader resources to support this ministry. Login here.
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