Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting the Immigration System as a Whole?

Joe Torres, from ABC7, speaks with Mario Russell with Catholic Charities on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 1:44PM NEW YORK CITY (WABC...

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Working remotely, Catholic Charities continues to serve immigrants. Calls on New Yorkers to include all immigrants in COVID-19 assistance

Catholic Charities remains committed to serving all immigrants in this critical period, and is doing so.  Our helplines and dedicated staff are operating remotely to provide help to the fullest extent possible.  We call on our New York public and private partners to continue our New York...

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Mario Russell – Out in the Desert, Part 2


Intake Center in Tijuana, MX 

By Jim Sliney Jr 

When Mario Russell, Director of Immigration and Refugee Services for Catholic...

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Mario Russell –Desert Immigration: Life and Death Every Day, Part 1

By Jim Sliney Jr 

The desert at night is cold. There is nothing to hold onto the heat. During the day of course it is hot, but worse still, it is dry. Winds never seem to stop in the desert. Shelter, water,...

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Colombian Diocese, with Some U.S. Support, Helps Flood of Venezuelans

A child touches the crucifix of Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros of Brooklyn, N.Y.

A child touches the crucifix of Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros of Brooklyn, N.Y...

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Statement On The Supreme Court’s Decision On The Public Charge

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of New York, released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on the public charge rule on Monday.

“Catholic Charities of New York is disappointed by the US Supreme Court’s decision to...

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GO ON GREEN

Catholic Charities Hotline Helps Undocumented Immigrants with DMV Questions

By Alice Garbarini Hurley

Now that the Green Light Law officially took effect across New York...

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A New Year, A New Look At Refugee Resettlement

By Jim Sliney Jr

Immigration has been a potent issue in 2019 and 2020 promises no different. Federal policies continue to squeeze and crunch the infrastructure that supports lawful immigration and...

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Miguel Angel Guity: The Journey of an Unaccompanied Minor

Photo by: Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

By Sara Aridi, The New York Times 

When Miguel Angel Guity Mejia was 16, he packed his Bible, a pair of shoes and some clothes in...

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Catholic Charities Calls on Supreme Court to Uphold DACA

By Catherine Kirch

On November 12th, the Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the termination of the ...

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