Advocacy for Immigrants by the U.S. Catholic Church

Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other Catholic institutions advocate in Congress, with the administration and in the states for laws and policies that protect people’s rights, honor human dignity and respect the U.S. history as a nation built by and continually enriched by immigrants.

These issues most recently have included:

The phrase "Sanctuary city" originates from the religious immigration-centered movement of the 1980s...Churches, synagogues, and other religious institutions opposed the return of Central American refugees to the countries where they had been persecuted. This became known as the Sanctuary Movement."

Read five facts about state mandatory e-verify laws.

A wide array of city residents would benefit from eligibility for municipal ID cards, including such vulnerable groups as undocumented immigrants, victims of domestic violence or natural disaster, the homeless, low-income senior citizens, and the formerly incarcerated.

A webinar outlining the recent enforcement efforts in the United States and a call to action for individuals.