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Moving always towards profound love of our neighbor without distinction, we defend the human rights of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees through advocacy and action.

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A group of sisters wearing masks pose in front of the sign for the shelter in Mexicali, Mexico and a large mural

Border Compassion

These two stories come from sisters who have traveled to Mexicali, Mexico with the new organization Border Compassion. Its mission is to invite faith communities to cross over at the U.S./Mexico border and offer a compassionate humanitarian response.

Border wall

Sisters defend the rights of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees

In these complex times, we commit ourselves to both deepen and broaden our understanding of the interlocking issues that impact both people and governments. While recognizing the complexity, we acknowledge the simple truth that the right to seek asylum is a human right, and migrants are our sisters and brothers worthy of being treated with dignity and respect.

Japanese flag waving in the wind.

Sisters advocate for refugees in Japan

The Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet and the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph, based on our ongoing concerns and written statements in support of migrants, have signed a joint statement by churches opposing the proposed revision of Japan’s Immigration and Refugee Recognition Act.

Welcoming a “dear neighbor” into community in Peru

Little by little, Sister Anne learned that Hanna had been a refugee most of her life, fleeing Ethiopia for Kenya and eventually South Africa. Hanna married, and in 2015 was forced to flee xenophobic violence in South Africa, traveling with three-year-old Betty.