Catholic leaders urge humane treatment for Haitian migrants as numbers grow

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee and the head of Catholic Charities USA issued a joint statement Sept. 22 urging humane treatment of Haitians and other migrants as their numbers grow in southern Texas at the U.S.-Mexico border.

On DACA anniversary, bishop urges pathway to citizenship for 'Dreamers'

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee marked the ninth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program June 15 by urging Congress to act on creating a pathway to citizenship for its beneficiaries.

Catholic leaders: Biden budget aims to help vulnerable but excludes unborn

President Joe Biden's proposed budget for FY2022 includes spending to improve and modernize the nation's infrastructure, provide free pre-K and community college, and increase domestic programs aimed at boosting public health and helping the poor. It does not include the Hyde Amendment.

$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passes House of Representatives

Over a dozen nonprofit organizations, including Catholic Charities USA, praised the American Rescue Plan passed by the U.S. House early Feb. 27 for including "several provisions of importance to the charitable nonprofit sector."