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Globalization requires us to change our views on immigrationBishop Nicholas DiMarzio

In the age of globalization, when goods and services circulate freely between countries, the concept of labor migration needs to be examined. While we encourage the movement of goods and services, our ...

The truth about DACA Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was created by an executive order issued by President Barack Obama in 2012 to provide temporary protection from deportation and work permits to more ...

Busing migrants to states another reminder reform is 'long overdue'Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

Over the past five months, the governors of Texas and Arizona have spearheaded an effort to transport asylum-seekers and other migrants, processed by federal immigration officials at the U.S.-Mexico border, ...

Smuggling tragedy followed by a sign of hope Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

A smuggling attempt in June resulted in the death of 53 individuals in a truck near San Antonio, Texas. Pope Francis has stressed the need for all of us to "walk with migrants." This means not to solve ...

Smuggling tragedy followed by a sign of hopeBishop Nicholas DiMarzio

A smuggling attempt in June resulted in the death of 53 individuals in a truck near San Antonio, Texas. Pope Francis has stressed the need for all of us to "walk with migrants." This means not to solve ...

Ukrainian refugees accepted into U.S. should receive permanent status Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

Recently, two international issues have produced refugees wishing to come to the United States. First was the fall of Afghanistan when the U.S. admitted nearly 80,000 individuals, either through a parole ...

The need for foreign-born religious workersBishop Nicholas DiMarzio

The U.S. immigration system should meet the needs of our communities and nation, but it often fails to do so. One issue that greatly affects the Catholic Church in the United States and many other religious ...

Why do some Catholics challenge good Samaritans? Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

As retired bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, I, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, have a long history of service to immigrants beginning with my first priestly days. I am happy to be able to continue to serve ...