Statement: Catholic Leaders Respond to Administration’s Halt to Immigration with a Call for Unity in the Effort to Overcome COVID-19

Responding to the proclamation signed by President Trump announcing a temporary reviewable immigration halt, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington and chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration, and Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento and chair of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), issued the following response.

Statement on Emergency Relief for Students – Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

The following was issued by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities on April 22, 2020, in response to the U.S. Department of Education's announcement that COVID-19 relief funding for students dislocated by campus closures cannot go to undocumented immigrants, even those under federal protection like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Jesuit Conference of Canada & the U.S., Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Respond to New Executive Order Pausing Immigration to the U.S.

The following statement was issued by the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA on April 23, 2020, in response to an Executive Order that places a 60-day halt on immigration.