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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.

Modesto, a 16-year-old young boy from Guatemala, entered the Unaccompanied Minors Program (UMP) through the short-term foster care program in 2006.
Steven was just a teenager when he made the long trip from Honduras to the United States. Both of his parents had passed away and…
Twenty years ago, Dr. Zlata’s husband came to the United States (U.S.) as a refugee from Bosnia. After a lot of work, Dr. Zlata's husband…