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Catholic Leaders: Extend Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador

Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, was joined by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), and Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) in sending a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, urging an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador. 
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TAKE ACTION: Call on U.S. Leaders to Honor the Paris Climate Agreement

Every day, we witness the effects of the changing climate on poor and vulnerable people. In Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si’, we are reminded that it is our responsibility to care for the earth –- our common home. U.S leaders are currently deciding if the our country should stay in the Paris Climate Agreement.
Bishop Joe Vásquez
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USCCB's Bishop Vasquez Welcomes Decision of 9th District Court on Immigration Executive Order

We welcome the decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. We respect the rule of law and the American judicial process. We remain steadfast in our commitment to resettling refugees and all those fleeing persecution.