For nearly forty years, National Migration Week (NMW) has been celebrated the week after the Epiphany in January. One of the primary reasons for the selection of these dates was due to the timing of the Pope's Migration Day message, which was celebrated in mid-January.
In 2019, Pope Francis announced that that the World Day of Migrants and Refugees would henceforth be celebrated on the last Sunday of September. To maintain the custom of aligning NMW with the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the Catholic Bishops of the United States recently decided to move National Migration Week to the last week in September. Given that we have already celebrated NMW 2020 in January of this year, the next National Migration Week that we will celebrate will be September 20 - 26, 2021, with the Vatican's World Day of Migrants and Refugees taking place on Sunday the 26th.
More information about the celebration, next year's National Migration theme, and resources will be made available on our Justice for Immigrants website in the spring of 2021.