WASHINGTON—The Migration and Refugee Services of USCCB and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) today issued the following statement on the ongoing efforts to reunite children separated from their families at the border.
"As we have long done, CCUSA and Migration and Refugee Services of USCCB are lending our experience and expertise to support Catholic Charities agencies in their efforts to reunite families and care for immigrant children during this sensitive time. While we strongly oppose the policies that led to these families being separated, we remain committed to working to ensure their safe reunification. Protection of families is a foundational element of Catholic Social Teaching and this moment calls on all people of good will to lend a hand to reunite these children with their parents."
About USCCB Migration and Refugee Services
Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) fulfills the
commitment of the U.S. Catholic bishops to protect the life and dignity of the
human person. For more than 50 years, MRS has served and advocated for
refugees, asylees, migrants, unaccompanied children, and victims of human
trafficking. To learn more about MRS, please visit www.usccb.org/mrs.
About Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for
the Catholic Charities ministry nationwide. CCUSA's members provide help and
create hope to more than 8 million people a year regardless of religious,
social, or economic backgrounds. To learn more about CCUSA, please visit our
website at www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.