Welcome the Newcomer

Catholic Charities assists refugees and immigrants that are legally in the United States. Our Refugee Resettlement program supports refugees who flee their country of origin, often running from violence, war and persecution, to save their lives. They are granted refugee status by the United Nations due to a well-founded case of persecution and cleared for entrance to America by our Department of Homeland Security.

Our Immigration Legal Services team helps reunite those in the U.S. legally with minor children and spouses who remain in their country of origin. Many of those we assist are refugees — those granted refugee status by the United Nations and invited here by the U.S. Federal Government — to reunite with their spouses and minor children. We also help U.S. citizens and those with legal residency secure residency for their spouses and/or children.

Karen Winemiller is a Phoenix native who has partnered with Catholic Charities Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) program for 36 years.
As case manager Ruthanne Hopkins sits down to talk to Irshad, a young man in Catholic Charities Unaccompanied Minor Refugee program, she notices the words…
When refugees escape danger in their home countries and arrive in the U.S., they still face countless barriers to the American Dream. Activities that come…
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