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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.

Kim Loan and her two sons arrived in Phoenix as refugees in December of 2019. The family was from Cambodia and spoke very little English…
The transition into adulthood is challenging for most youth in America. They must learn to budget, take care of an apartment, buy groceries. Add in…
Daniel is a 17-year-old who loves playing soccer, running cross country, and going to the gym. He is an excellent student who takes the initiative…