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“May our Christian communities really be places of hospitality, listening, and communion!”

— Pope Francis

Immigration Reform

ACCU stands with the Catholic Church in supporting comprehensive immigration reform. As its focus, ACCU works to build collaborative networks across Catholic higher education to work toward immigration reform and best support immigrant students at Catholic colleges and universities.

In January 2017, ACCU expressed its strong opposition to the Executive Order signed by President Donald J. Trump concerning U.S. immigration policy. We stand in solidarity with other Catholic and higher education organizations that recognize the moral obligation of our country to assist migrants, particularly those who are fleeing any kind of persecution.

In November 2016, ACCU released a statement signed by more than 120 presidents of institutions of Catholic higher education, in support of students who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. 


Justice for Immigrants Campaign
A campaign of the U.S. bishops and the U.S. Catholic Church. Help by lobbying with the campaign for just immigration policies.

Catholic Legal Immigration Network
Learn more about this U.S. Catholic agency devoted to securing immigrant rights.

Migration and Refugee Services
Visit the Department of Migration and Refugee Services at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Catholic Relief Services: Migration
Catholic Relief Services University provides resources for college campuses to engage with the topic of immigration.


“Así mismo nos hacemos solidarios con ustedes, hermanos y hermanas migrantes, y continuaremos abogando en su favor para que haya políticas de migración favorables y justas.” — Juntos en el Camino de la Esperanza Ya No Somos Extranjeros, No. 106

“We stand in solidarity with you, our migrant brothers and sisters, and we will continue to advocate on your behalf for just and fair migration policies." — Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope, No. 106