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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.

At the intersection of Camelback Road and the I-17, an 8-year-old Guatemalan child in foster care noticed a homeless gentleman with a sign saying, Hungry.…
“This whole process has been a true blessing! It means that our refugee children can start school without having to worry about supplies, so they…
Jose Maldonado shares his story of coming to the United States as a child and getting help from Catholic Charities to secure a future.