Public Statements

STATEMENT ON IMMIGRATION FROM MONSIGNOR KEVIN SULLIVAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NEW YORK

New York, NY – November 11, 2016 – “Catholic Charities has a long history of compassionately welcoming and effectively integrating immigrants and refugees to their new home in the United States. Our efforts have reunited families, obtained authorizations for work, taught English and civics, resettled refugees and protected unaccompanied children from Central America and other parts of the world. We continue this work today.

“Documented and undocumented immigrants are rightly anxious because of the political vitriol today and ill-conceived policy recommendations related to immigration. In this worrisome environment, Catholic Charities remains as committed today as ever to providing help to individuals and families seeking a better life in America. We remain steadfast in our support for just and compassionate immigration policies. And we will continue to speak to and reach out to those with divergent perspectives because we believe a dialogue built on compassion and justice will prevail.

“The NYS New Americans Hotline (800-566-7636), a statewide information and referral hotline operated by Catholic Charities, provides timely and accurate information in more than 200 languages from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. We expect it will be busier than ever.”