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USCCB and JRS/USA Respond to Announcement of Historically Low U.S. Refugee Resettlement Limits

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA both expressed disappointment after the announcement that a maximum of 30,000 refugees will be resettled in the U.S. in 2019.
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Catholic Leaders Express Encouragement Regarding Senate Criminal Justice Bill

In a letter to the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee leadership, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Sister Donna Markham, O.P., Ph.D., President & CEO of Catholic Charities USA, expressed hopefulness as the committee considers the FIRST STEP Act, bipartisan legislation that focuses on prison operations and reentry policies. It would offer incentives for inmates to go through counseling, substance abuse programs, and vocational training before reentering society.
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USCCB and JRS/USA Speak out Against Supreme Court Ruling in Travel Ban Case

The U.S. Catholic Bishops and Jesuit Refugee Service/USA have issued statements responding to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to continue the use of the so-called “travel ban."