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.
  • Neta
    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
  • 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