Catholic Charities’ Legal Services
Recent federal action to detain and separate families at the southern border has created a humanitarian crisis that has torn families apart and is still harming the most vulnerable – children, including newborns and toddlers. This immoral action is counter to our faith, our values, and our commitment to keeping families safely together, which is a cornerstone of society and human dignity.
Catholic Charities of the East Bay has provided qualified legal services to people seeking legal status in the United States for decades. Since 2014, Catholic Charities of the East Bay has helped hundreds of unaccompanied minors. While continuing to provide legal services in the East Bay, we will also be sending small groups from our legal team to assist where needed at the borders. We recognize that a sustained effort of legal assistance over the long term is required to address the situation created by family separation.