USA – Nine Myths about Immigrants and the American Immigration System


It is not an easy time to be an immigrant in the United States. Leaders at the highest level of government vilify immigrants and those who hope to seek better lives for their families here. Myths and inaccurate political talking points abound. Against this backdrop, the Jesuit Conference’s Office of Justice and Ecology and the wider Catholic Church continue to be among the most consistent supporters of immigrants’ rights, inspired by our belief that when we welcome a stranger, we welcome Christ himself (Matthew 25:31-46). A response rooted in fact and Catholic social justice teaching accompany each of these nine myths.