Migration and Refugee Legislation

The USCCB works to ensure that persons fleeing persecution and other refugee-life situations have special standing and consideration and that family reunification remains the just basis for our immigration policy. The USCCB supports legislation that would make comprehensive reforms in the nations immigration laws, including increased opportunities for immigrants to legally enter or remain in the United States. The USCCB is also concerned that immigrants are welcomed as if they are part of our own families; that our immigration and refugee processes are comprehensible and user-friendly; that workers have the right to work and live without exploitation; that efforts to stem undocumented migration maintain the dignity, humanity, and due process rights of those who are either seeking to come here or who are already here in suspected undocumented status. We encourage you to visit the web site of the Justice for Immigrants website for more information.