Committee on Migration


Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, Bishop of El Paso


His Eminence Seán Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston
His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark
His Eminence Blase Cardinal Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago

Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
Most Reverend Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami
Most Reverend Joseph J. Tyson, Bishop of Yakima


Most Reverend Bohdan J. Danylo, Eparch of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat
Most Reverend Jacques E. Fabre-Jeune, Bishop of Charleston

Most Reverend Eusebio L. Elizondo, Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle
Most Reverend Nicholas A. DiMarzio, Bishop Emeritus of Brooklyn
Mr. Sean Callahan, President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Ms. Kerry Alys Robinson, President and CEO, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA)
Ms. Anna Gallagher, Executive Director, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Mr. Ronald Johnson, Executive Director, Arizona Catholic Conference
Dr. Kristin E. Heyer, Professor of Theology, Boston College
Ms. Daniela Alulema,
Board Member, National Pastoral Migratoria
Mr. Dylan Corbett, Executive Director, HOPE Border Institute

Department of Migration and Refugee Services

Office of the Executive Director 

Bill Canny, Executive Director

The Office of the Executive Director provides overall direction to and leadership of the department and collaborates with other USCCB offices, allied Catholic organizations, and other partner agencies on special projects and initiatives designed to promote awareness of and collective responses to the plight of immigrants, migrants, refugees, trafficking victims, and people on the move.

The Office of the Executive Director solicits funds from private, institutional, and governmental sources to provide funding for things that government programs will not fund. Individuals may make tax-deductible contribution directly to the National Catholic Fund for Migration and Refugee Services.

Office of Policy and Advocacy

David Spicer, Assistant Director of Policy

The MRS Office of Policy and Advocacy assists the bishops in the development and promotion of migration and refugee policy positions within the context of the Church's social and moral teaching and implements efforts that foster greater advocacy, awareness, understanding, and support for the work of MRS and the vulnerable populations it serves.

Office of Communications and Education

Todd Scribner, Assistant Director of Education and Outreach 

Katherine Clifton, Assistant Director of Communications

The MRS Office of Communications and Education works with internal and external communications and media to raise the profile of the bishops’ work on migration. This office is also tasked with the responsibility of creating resources, hosting events, and engaging in other forms of outreach for the purpose of educating the Catholic faithful and other people of goodwill on the teachings of the Church as it pertains to the migration issue. The office also administers the Justice for Immigrants campaign of the USCCB. 

Office of Resettlement Services

Rachel Pollock, Director of Resettlement Services

The MRS Office of Resettlement Services partners with diocesan and other service offices to provide new life opportunities for refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, asylees, and other populations in need of resettlement.

Office of Children's Services

Jenny Cachaya, Director of Children's Services

The MRS Office of Children's Services is one of two agencies authorized by the U.S. Department of State to resettle unaccompanied refugee children.  MRS serves as a leader in the protection of unaccompanied, refugee, and immigrant children by providing family reunification and foster care services.

General Contact Information

Migration and Refugee Services
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 4th Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

(202) 541-3352
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