During these uncertain times, we want to have as much information as possible for you. Some of these documents are from MRS and some are from other organizations. We will continue to update the documents as we receive them.


JFI Policy Documents: 

Letter of Support for Coronavirus Assistance for American Families (CAAF) Act (August 5, 2020)

USCCB Letter to Senators Regarding COVID-19 Funding (July 27, 2020)

Letter of Support for American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act (July 2, 2020)

DOJ EOIR on Use of Video Teleconference for Unaccompanied Children (June 1, 2020)

Heroes Act Backgrounder (5/14/20)

Bishops Tasked with the Pastoral Care of Migrants Issue Statement in Support of Migrant Farmworkers During the Coronavirus Pandemic (4/28/20)

Catholic Leaders Respond to Administration’s Halt to Immigration with a Call for Unity in the Effort to Overcome COVID-19 (4/23/20)

April 22nd Presidential Proclamation on Suspending Immigration (4/22/20)

USCCB/MRS Letter to DHS Regarding Care for Detainees and UAC in Light of COVID-19 (4/14/20)

USCCB Migration Related Asks for COVID-19 Package #4 (4/2/20)

National COVID-19 Related Detention Guidance Measures to Ensure Safety of Immigrant Detainees and Detention Staff/ Guía nacional de detención relacionado con COVID (3/27/20)

Catholic Partners Letter to DHS: Removing Barriers to Care During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic (3/18/20)


JFI Education Documents:

COVID-19 Related Partial Border Closure Backgrounder/ Lo que necesita saber sobre el cierre parcial de la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México debido a COVID-19

COVID-19 and Refugee Resettlement FAQ

30 Ways to Take Care of Yourself and Others

The CARES Act: How Does It Affect Refugees?

Migration Provisions  in the “CARES” Law

COVID-19 Impact on Migrants Webinar

Eligibility for CARE – Frequently Asked Questions


USCCB Prayer Resources:

USCCB COVID-19 Prayer Resource Page

USCCB President Archbishop Gomez’s Reflection and Prayer During Coronavirus

V Encuentro COVID 19 Ministry Resources in English and Spanish 

Rosary for Vulnerable Migrant Populations / Un Rosario para Migrantes Vulnerables

Vatican Migrants & Refugees Bulletin on COVID-19


Government and International Health Resources:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures Fact Sheet (FEMA) 

15 Days to Slow the Spread Coronavirus Guidance (White House/CDC)

USCIS Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (USCIS)

COVID-19: Recommended Preventative Practices and FAQs for Faith-based and Community Leaders (HHS)

Key Legal Considerations on access to territory for persons in need of international protection in the context of the COVID-19 response (UNHCR) En Español

Refugee Health Guidelines (CDC)

COVID-19: Adapting Child Protection Case Management (Future Learn)


Other Resources:

Multilingual COVID-19 Video Resources (Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange)

COVID-19 And The Displaced: Addressing the Threat of the Novel Coronavirus in Humanitarian Emergencies (Refugees International)

Catholic Charities USA COVID-19 Resources (CCUSA)

Statement on the Need to Release Migrants from ICE Custody in the Current COVID-19 Pandemic (Hope Border Institute)

WEBINAR RECORDING: Understanding the CARES Act:COVID-19 Benefits for Refugees and Asylees (RCUSA/We Are All America/ National Partnership for New Americans)

Statement of Solidarity: A Catholic Response to COVID-19 Behind Bars (Various Organizations 5/19/20)

CCUSA Webinar on Supporting Essential Workers (CCUSA 6/11/20)

COVID-19 Informational Videos for Refugee Communities:  Arabic, Burmese, English,  French, Farsi (Dari), Spanish, Swahili, Somali, Kinyarwanda, Nepalese, or  Rohingya