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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.

The Refuge mural, created by refugee and immigrant youth from Catholic Charities Unaccompanied Minor Program (UMP) is the perfect embodiment of what the program does.…
Joseph, now 17 years old, grew up with his family in Afghanistan. All of that changed when he was forced to flee for his safety…
One of Laurie White’s classes required her to do a community project. After some research, White learned how many refugees struggling to find a job,…