Family Separation

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Please see the information below for resources on Family Separation. Learn about the policy and what you can do to help stop Family Separation whether you are a parishioner, an advocate or a social worker.

Background on the Executive Order on Family Separation

Background on the Executive Order on Family Separation – Spanish

Legislation Impacting Family Separation at the US/Mexico Border

Five Ways You Can Help Stop Family Separation

Families at the Border PDF – English

Families at the Border PDF – Spanish

Addressing Cases of Family Separation at the U.S. Border: A Step-by-Step Checklist for USCCB/MRS Affiliates

DHS/HHS Next Step for Families

Quotes from Bishops on Family Separation

Recent media reports and the use of the social media hashtag #WhereAreTheChildren have led to confusion about the “missing” unaccompanied children living here in the U.S. and whether these children were separated from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border. Please see our FAQ below to explain the difference between the two issues.

Who are the 1475 missing children


Multimedia resources

Family Separation Webinar slides