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Canadian immigration: We sponsor spouses — why not friends?
Faced with the winds of social change, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) redefined family reunification to include same-sex couples and unmarried partners.
America’s largest employers are sounding the alarm on immigration rules
Canada’s successful startup visa program shows us why.
Migrant Assistance Center - CIAMI Bogotá (video español)
The Missionaries of San Carlos Scalabrinianos, are a Catholic missionary congregation with the charism of caring for the migrant, displaced and refugee population, present in 35 countries...
Conservatives Should See Immigrants as Allies, Not Adversaries
"One thing that’s very important to understand about Hispanics, particularly working-class voters, is they’re not liberals. They’re moderate to conservative..."
Immigration is key to easing the nursing shortage
Demand for nurses is expected to grow to 3.3 million in seven years. State representatives and government officials should be encouraged to increase the number of available visas and support policies that bring...
Pope on Assumption: Mary takes us by the hand, inviting us to rejoice
During Angelus address on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis reminds faithful that the Blessed Mother takes each of us by the hand...
Rodríguez Maradiaga: "Silent War" to the Church in Nicaragua
The Honduran cardinal expressed solidarity with the Nicaraguan Catholic community in the face of the siege it suffers from the local government.
140 aid workers killed in 2021 as UN humanitarian funding gap looms larger
The United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) warned on Friday that at nearly $34 billion, the funding shortfall for aid operations is the biggest it’s ever been.
2022 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference
Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) conference from September 13-14th. This hybrid event will take place at Marquette’s campus in Milwaukee
British Columbia (B.C.) asks federal government for more autonomy over immigration to solve labour shortage
Immigration minister Nathan Cullen lobbies Ottawa to up medical professionals sponsorship to 10,000
Biden administration says ’Remain in Mexico’ policy is over
The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that it ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court..
NYC immigration official: Texas is sending migrants thirsty, hungry and sick
New York City's top immigration official criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's effort to ship asylum-seeking migrants to the city on buses.
More Americans want fewer immigrants in US for first time since 2014, poll reveals
A plurality of Americans believe the level of immigration into the US should be decreased, according to a new Gallup poll, the first time the survey has shown that in eight years.
Center for Migration Studies (CMS) fall Internship
The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) Fall Internship applications are now open! Are you a post-secondary student or early professional interested in building your professional resume and expanding your professional and academic networks?
Female migrant workers: challenges and strengths
Despite the stereotypes of migrant women as mere dependents of men or moving just for family reunification, there has been a long history of women migrating for employment, with numbers increasing over the past..
Assessing Colombia, Peru, and Chile’s Educational Responses to the Venezuelan Migration Crisis
With over 5 million Venezuelans fleeing their home country, Latin America is facing the largest migration crisis in its history. Colombia, Peru, and Chile host the largest numbers of Venezuelan..
Democrats urge Biden to accept more refugees after failing to reach resettlement cap of 125,000
President Joe Biden came to office pledging to rebuild a refugee resettlement program that had been all but formally dismantled by..
Biden wants an industrial renaissance. He can’t do it without immigration reform
President Joe Biden's dream of turning the United States into a hub of microchip manufacturing lacks a key ingredient — a small yet critical core of high-skilled workers..
A Conversation with Arctic Canada`s Bishop Krótki of Iqaluit
In this interview with Vatican News, Bishop Krótki of Arctic Canada's city of Iqaluit, in Nunavut Territory, reaffirms the significance of the Pope making an Arctic stop to meet Inuit residential school survivors..
Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees: Growing together as humanity
In the new video released ahead of the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), which will be celebrated on the last Sunday of September, Pope Francis invites..
Indigenous people, evangelization, and us
The heart of Pope Francis' "penitential pilgrimage" to Canada has focused on his personal closeness to indigenous peoples and his request for forgiveness for the disasters wrought by the colonial mentality...
Landmark guidelines aim to protect children uprooted by climate change
New UN-backed guidelines issued on Monday aim to protect, include and empower children forced to flee their homes due to the climate crisis, marking the first-ever global effort..
Phil Fontaine: Forgiveness the path to true healing
Former AFN Chief, Phil Fontaine, welcomes Pope Francis' apology to survivors for atrocities committed by many Christians against the Indigenous Peoples in Canada in the residential school system..
The ‘solemn purpose’ of the Pope’s penitential pilgrimage
Indigenous people in Canada eagerly await Pope Francis' message of repentance and reconciliation as he begins his "penitential pilgrimage" in Canada.
WHO calls for action to provide migrant and refugee healthcare
Millions of refugees and migrants face poorer health outcomes than their host communities..
Legal U.S. residency no longer required for Colorado benefits
With little notice, Colorado took a huge step this month toward becoming a refuge for undocumented immigrants. The 2021 law signed by Gov. Jared Polis makes available state benefits..
#NoShippingNoShopping online worldwide campaign
The Scalabrinian Stella Maris Network (SMSN) invites maritime stakeholders to take part in an online worldwide campaign and share in the seafarer’s journey..
Exploitation of migrant workers and tools for protection
Despite the presence of anti-slavery legislation in several countries, migrant workers are victims of exploitative employers
California built a safety net for millions of undocumented residents. Here’s how it happened
Isabel Coronel, 76, walked in a hospital for the first time in almost 30 years last month. Coronel, an undocumented immigrant, had spent decades..
Biden is facing another major immigration decision. The White House is still weighing what to do.
The administration fears expanding temporary protections for Venezuelans could affect migration flow at the border..
San Antonio archbishop says exploitation of poor, migrants is "grave"
San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller in a recent homily railed on smugglers as well as the injustices toward immigrants..
World Prayer Vigil
On July 7th and 8th, the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles holds a day of prayer in thanksgiving for the Canonization of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini.
Bishop hails Sr. Luisa’s service to the poor and Church in Haiti
As Haitians hold a procession in honor of Sr. Luisa Dell’Orto who was killed in an armed attack in Port-au-Prince on Saturday, Bishop Pierre-André Dumas of Anse-à-Veau and Miragoâne diocese upholds the late nun’s work..
UN rights office in probe call, after Morocco-Spain migrant deaths, Texas tragedy, show need for safer pathways
The deaths of at least 23 migrants seeking to reach Spanish territory from Morocco should be investigated urgently by both countries..
Migrants are released on parole in the US due to an increase in applications for entry
The US authorities have had to apply the measure in the face of the massive arrival of people in territories such as Texas.
Canadian Bishops: "Pope’s July visit a step toward healing, reconciliation"
The Bishops of Canada welcome the release of the schedule for Pope Francis’ 24-29 July Apostolic Visit, and express their hopes his visit will offer another step in the journey of healing..
On the 10th Anniversary of DACA..
As DACA marks 10th anniversary, recipients voice frustration over inaction... U.S. Bishops’ Migration Chairman Expresses Solidarity with Dreamers..
Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees: a future for all
We’re happy to share with you the new video from Pope Francis for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), which will be celebrated on Sunday, September 25, 2022.
The Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection U.S. Government and Foreign Partner Deliverables
President Biden and Leaders of Latin American Countries Signed the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration, Committing to Accept More Migrants
Around 100,000 ‘Dreamers’ to graduate without shot at work permits
Around 100,000 undocumented immigrants will graduate high school in 2022 without a shot at work permits, the first time in a decade that a majority of so-called Dreamers will not be eligible.
At Poland’s borders, Ukrainians are welcomed while refugees from elsewhere face a growing crackdown
More than 3.5 million of the 6.5 million people who have fled Russia’s invasion have entered the EU at the Poland-Ukraine border..
Implementation of the Credible Fear and Asylum Processing Interim Final Rule
Rule to ensure that those subject to expedited removal who are eligible for asylum are granted relief quickly, and those who are not are promptly removed.
117th Anniversary of Blessed J.B. Scalabrini
Holy Mass celebrated on June 1st for the 117th Anniversary of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini.
Fraternity is getting your hands dirty in the peripheries of the world like Jesus
To understand migrants, we must see ourselves. In addition, they must be integrated and should not be considered "as a stone in the shoe".
Upcoming Canonization of Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini
It is with great joy to announce that the Holy Father, accepting the opinion of the cardinals gathered in assembly on May 17, has decreed that Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini will be venerated as a saint in the Church.
DHS Approved Approximately 6,000 Ukrainians to Enter the United States
Nearly 6,000 Ukrainians approved to enter the U.S. through Biden admin's website The online portal, known as Uniting for Ukraine..
Ordination and installation of Father Jacques Fabre as Bishop of Charleston
Video and Image Gallery of the Ordination and installation of Father Jacques Fabre as Bishop of Charleston...
How Aid for Climate Refugees Must Focus on Human Rights and Human Health
Recently released statements commenting on the possible status of climate refugees, responding to migrants attempting to gain refugee status due to factors they attribute..
Hispanic Catholic leaders emphasize bipartisanship in immigration reform
In a meeting with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on April 27, Gloria Mancilla explained the challenges she faces as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient..
Historic first mass in Spanish at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC.
Monsignor Christophe Pierre, along with 13 other archbishops and bishops from the US, presided over a historic celebration on April 27..
I’m a prisoner here
Today, the United States operates the world's largest immigration detention system, a system the Biden administration uses to jail people seeking refugee protection.
P. Volmar SCARAVELLI
RIP Fr. Volmar. We invite you to visit and celebrate the Holy Mass with present body on St. Vincent Catholic Church, Margate - Florida, Sunday May 1st and Monday May 2nd. See schedules
Hundreds of thousands of stateless people are living in legal limbo in the U.S.
Around the world, conflicts, wars, and other geopolitical crises have left millions of people without citizenship in any country.
Child Maltreatment & Child Migration: Abuse Disclosures..
While gang violence, community violence, and domestic violence have been recognized as contributing factors to Central American migration, less is known about the intersection between child maltreatment and migration.
Good Practices about Intercultural Migrant Ministry
This resource offers seven practices for ministering to migrants and their host communities. The guidance is based on experience gained through migrant-serving projects, as well as educational programs..
Calls on Biden Administration to Immediately End Title 42 and Restore Welcome
This week, news reports indicated that the Biden administration is expected to terminate Title 42 by May 23. The public health order, first invoked by the Trump administration..
Legalization Through Registry: The Benefits of a “Rolling Registry” Program
With one statutory change, Congress could extend legal status to millions of undocumented residents through an existing legalization program known as the “registry.”
Pope recites special prayer for end to war in Ukraine
Pope Francis recites a special prayer imploring God to forgive us for war, especially the war in Ukraine, during his Wednesday General Audience.
Pope to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary
Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, 25 March, during the Celebration of Penance in St Peter's Basilica.
U.S. immigrants feel "chilling effect" of Trump-era benefits rule
A year ago, the Biden administration disavowed Donald Trump’s controversial policy, but many low-income migrants are still forgoing welfare benefits for fear a claim could hurt their immigration status.
Vatican ambassador warns Ukraine war will worsen global refugee crisis
ROME - Colombian Ambassador to the Holy See Jorge Mario Eastman, whose country is all too familiar with the complexities of a mass migration crisis..
Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis appeals for peace in Ukraine
During the Sunday Angelus in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis appeals for peace in Ukraine and help for refugees. Watch the video..
The Role of Religion in Eradicating Modern Slavery
International Conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome), leading academics, faith leaders, and practitioners will discuss..
Work for All, Including Migrants and Refugees
The Vatican COVID-19 Commission (VCC-19) launched a “Work for All” project in November 2021 to build a more just future..
Conservative Group`s Lawsuit over Catholic Border Ministry..
A range of prominent Catholics are criticizing CatholicVote, a controversial Michigan-based conservative nonprofit organization..
Pope: Listening is necessary to engage God and others..
“Fundamentally, listening is a dimension of love,” the pope says. This is why Jesus calls his disciples to evaluate the quality of their listening.
Immigrants' use of New York City Programs and Services
Download the Report. Programs, Services, and Benefits: Examining the impact of fear and other barriers to access..
Beautiful video of the Italian Museum in Washington
Beautiful video of the Italian Museum in Washington DC, Filmed for RAI Italia, filmed by Armando Ayala, edited by Stefano Salimbeni
12 years after Haiti’s earthquake, devastation still remain
Marcus Garcia was about to record an editorial at his Port-au-Prince radio station on Jan. 12, 2010, when the ground began to shake..
Pope Francis: ‘Economy must serve people, not profits’
Pope Francis urges participants in a Vatican conference on the post-pandemic future to make concrete commitments to putting the global..
"Ready to Stay" Legalization under Pending Bills
A comprehensive analysis of the us foreign-born populations eligible for special legal status programs and for legalization under pending bills
Making the world everyone’s homeland
28th November 1887-2021. Message for the 134 Anniversary of Foundation of the Congregation. Making the world everyone’s homeland
A balanced lunch for Venezuelan children
The campaign is part of the strategic assistance alliance created by Red Recuperación and the Scalabrinian International Migration Network (SIMN)