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2014 National Migration Conference to Advocate for Vulnerable Populations and Immigration Reform

Jul 3, 2014


With the theme “In Faith, In Solidarity, In Service,” the conference will focus on the Catholic Church’s response to the challenges and hardships refugees, immigrants, migrants, trafficking victims, and other persons on the move face in the United States and throughout the world.

The conference is scheduled for July 7-10, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The event is organized by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC),Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) and the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS). 


Opening day

When: Monday, July 7, 2014

Opening Liturgy

4 p.m.

Saint Patrick Catholic Church

619 Tenth Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

Who: Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, will be principal celebrant and homilist of the NMC’s Opening Liturgy. The St. Camillus Multicultural Choir of Silver Spring will provide liturgical music. Over 500 people are expected to attend.



Closing day

When: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Advocacy Day Prayer Service

10 a.m.

Upper Park D (Senate)

200 New Jersey Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001

Who: Over 300 participants will gather on the Senate steps to pray for immigration reform before they meet with their local representatives to advocate for the issue.


Plenary sessions and keynote sessions are also open to the media upon request.

Reporters interested in covering the 2014 National Migration Conference must request credentials utilizing the attached form. Applications must be received by July 3.

To request interviews with speakers, contact Norma Montenegro Flynn at


More information and a full conference agenda can be found at: