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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.

Imagine never having a guarantee of safety and of basic human rights. Think about what it would be like to live in constant fear and…
The holiday season brings with it a distinct sense of excitement. This past Christmas, Adam and Melanie Brown had a special reason to celebrate.
When Catholic Charities’ Unaccompanied Minor Foster Care program called Mary and asked her and her husband to take in a 17-year-old girl from the Democratic…
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