Bishop Mario Dorsonville of the diocese of Washington and Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Migration applauded the Biden administration’s announcement this week setting 125,000 refugees as the goal for resettlement of displaced persons for 2022. This is the largest number of refugees the U.S. has agreed to accept since 1993.
The USCCB is one of nine national resettlement agencies that partners with the U.S. government in the effort to find refugees a home free of persecution, war, and other challenges in their home countries. “We commend the administration for seeking to reassert American leadership in this area,” wrote Bishop Dorsonville, “and we look forward to continued action in support of this goal. …[W]e as Catholics are called to this ministry of welcome and encounter, through which we express the fullness of the Church’s universality.” To read the full statement, click here.