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Welcoming migrants, refugees is opportunity for growth, pope says

As countries become more culturally and ethnically diverse, their Catholic communities become more "catholic" and their societies can increasingly reflect the fact that all people are brothers and sisters, Pope Francis said.

Biden raises refugee cap but with caveat

President Joe Biden announced May 3 he was raising the historically low refugee cap of 15,000 left by the Trump administration, but he also warned that his administration may not be able to meet the new number of refugees it is seeking to resettle in what remains of the fiscal year: 62,500.

USCCB migration chairman urges Biden to raise cap on refugee admissions

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee said April 19 he is disappointed that President Joe Biden announced he will not increase the 15,000 cap on the number of refugees who can be resettled in the United States for the current fiscal year.

Keeping promise made at Jesuit event, Biden raises refugee cap to 125,000

In November, incoming U.S. President Joe Biden said at a Jesuit Refugee Service event that he would be heading in a dramatically different direction than the previous administration on refugee admissions.

Refugees at outreach center share hardships experienced during pandemic

TUCSON (CNS) — More than a dozen men, women and children provided a glimpse into the desperate living conditions they endure in Nogales, Mexico, while the world struggles with COVID-19.

Walk in solidarity with refugees at Christmas

Sometimes overlooked in the idyllic images of the Christmas story is the brief, touching tale told in the Gospel of Matthew: the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt.

Ethiopians, often refugees themselves, welcome newcomers, cardinal says

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Ethiopia is now managing nearly a million refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and even Syria, said Ethiopian Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel.

Admitting fewer refugees ‘runs counter’ to U.S. values, say USCCB leaders

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A proposal to reduce the number of refugee admissions to the United States to fewer than 30,000 “would be wholly counter to our values as a nation of immigrants,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chair of the bishops’ Committee on Migration.

Jordanian priest helps Iraqi refugees get work at parish-based project

Iraqi Christians are now five years into displacement. One Jordan parish alone has 800 Iraqi refugee families.

Religious leaders urge U.S. to keep refugee resettlement program

More than 500 religious leaders and groups signed an Aug. 23 letter urging the U.S. president not to go through with plans to possibly end the country's refugee resettlement program.