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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.

COVID-19 has been unprecedented event for all of us. While some of us have the option to work from home, essential workers cannot do this.
In January 2020, Layla* came to Arizona from Ethiopia as an unaccompanied refugee minor. She didn’t know any English and had never been to school.…
While travel from many countries has been suspended, Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement program received a refugee, probably the last refugee to come to Phoenix for…