The Problem isn’t fixed. The President’s recent action rescinding the Department of Homeland Security policy of separating families arriving at the U.S./Mexico Border is stops a traumatic practice, but it does not remediate the damage done. There is a continuing need to help these families in the days ahead. Legislation is still needed. The larger issue of immigration reform remains a contentious issue because we have not defined the problem. We have made the refugee and the undocumented a scapegoat for a host of other problems.
Statements of the bishop of our diocese, Patrick J. McGrath, Diocese of San Jose:
Fr. James Martin in America magazine:
- California Catholic Conference - Immigration
The California Catholic Conference is the staff office of the California Catholic Conference of Bishops. It is the official voice of the Catholic community in California's public policy arena.
- Justice for Immigrants
Justice for Immigrants is committed to immigration reform as a priority of the U.S. Catholic Church and to creating a culture of welcome for all migrants.
A Latinx-run progressive media platform telling the stories of what's happening on the border
- United We Dream
The largest immigrant youth-led network in the country
- The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
Promotes the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children and provides independent advocates to work alongside attorneys and social workers
- Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)
Protects unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney
- The Florence Project
Provides legal & social services to detained immigrants in Arizona
- Al Otro Lado
Serves indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana & Los Angeles
- Innovation Law Lab
Works in immigrant detention centers and hostile judicial districts; keeping the definitive list of kids being held
- Womens Refugee Commission
Advocates for the rights and protection of women, children, and youth fleeing violence and persecution
- Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project
Provides asylum seekers with legal aid and community support across the country
- Human Rights First
Helps refugees obtain asylum in the U.S.
- Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Catholic Relief Services is a humanitarian aid organization which helps the poor and vulnerable overseas by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies.
- La Union del Pueblo Entero
founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, a community union that works in the Rio Grande Valley from the grassroots up
- Fuerza Del Valle
Organizes workers & immigrant communities in the Rio Grande Valley
- We Belong Together
Women for common sense immigration policies
Fights threats to civil liberties through the legal system