Immigration and Migration

Catholic health care organizations serve immigrants, including refugees and victims of human trafficking, in their clinics, emergency rooms, and in their facilities. Catholic health care also employs many people who have fled their homeland, seeking a better life for themselves and their communities.

As part of the Catholic health ministry, the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) shares this commitment to helping those who have come to the United States from other countries. Through outreach, education, and advocacy, CHA speaks out on behalf of health care access for immigrants and collaborates with other organizations in "welcoming the stranger among us."

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 107th
WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2021

Sept. 27, 2021
TOWARDS AN EVER WIDER “WE”
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 CHA Immigration and Migration Resources


Welcoming the Stranger - Online Educational Resource

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Welcoming the Stranger: Catholic Health Care and Immigration explains the rich history of Catholic health care’s commitment to and care for immigrants. Because care for immigrants is rooted in Church history and teaching, we are spiritually compelled to be in solidarity with them.
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2020 World Day of Migrants & Refugees

Pope Francis' theme for the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sept. 27 is "Forced like Jesus Christ to flee" to focus on the pastoral care of internally displaced people. Here are some resources to participate in this important event.