Stories of Hope: Immigration and Refugee Services

How You Can Help Families Separated at the Border

Published on June 21, 2018 

In the last 6 weeks, nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the Texas border. As a nation and people of faith, we must speak out for these children. Catholic Charities has been providing assistance to immigrants and refugees for more than 100 years by offering a wide range of social and legal services that help them get established in the community.

We are supporting Catholic Charities USA’s campaign to collect donations on behalf of 21 other Catholic Charities agencies who are currently assisting unaccompanied children impacted by the family separation crisis. The president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, Sister Donna Markham, is on the ground assisting these families in McAllen, Texas.

CLICK HERE to donate. 

We recognize that protecting and securing our borders is important, yet we must advocate for just and compassionate policies that respect the life and dignity of each person. We hope you will join us in lending your voice, your prayers and your commitment to find ways to ensure the safety of refugee children, some of whom are babies and toddlers.

During this time, let us act with compassion and empathy, remembering Jesus’ words: “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name, welcomes me.” (Matthew 18:5)

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