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.

“I could not believe our family had been chosen to come to the United States,” Karim said, remembering the moment that his life changed forever…
“Once she said she was from Catholic Charities, I heard angels singing,” Tom laughs, remembering the moment back in 2016 when he first met Grace,…
Hussain trekked through seven countries before making his way to the Unaccompanied Minor Program in Phoenix in May 2015 at the age of 17. At…