Human Dignity and Solidarity

About Us

As disciples of Jesus Christ, rooted in Gospel values and our rich Catholic social tradition, the Immigration Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago answers the call to welcome all immigrants in Cook and Lake counties. In doing so, we build communion between immigrants and non-immigrants as brothers and sisters in Christ and accompany and empower immigrants toward their formation and integration as members of society and people of faith in the one family of God.

The Immigration Ministry serves as a national model to support undocumented and documented immigrants and promote Christ’s desire for communion between immigrant and non-immigrant communities. We strive to create a society where immigrants and their cultural gifts will be welcomed and celebrated, where their families remain united, and where they can rediscover deepen their faith, and become in engaged and involved in the judicial transformation of society.


  • Educate in understanding and respecting the dignity of every immigrant as a human being and recognizing the benefits of immigrants and immigration for our nation.
  • Educate the undocumented community to safeguard their basic rights and family unity.
  • Advocate for Compassionate Comprehensive Immigration Reform using the principles of the USCCB, and for the humane treatment of immigrant detainees and deportees.
  • Empower immigrants to participate in their communities through service, leadership formation, and action while promoting justice through the implementation and coordination of Immigrant Social Ministry in parishes through lay leadership teams.

Annual Reports

Click below to read through our several most recent annual reports.

2018 Annual Report

“Encountering God through Companionship” (PDF)

2017 Annual Report

“Enduring in Hope” (PDF)

2016 Annual Report

“United in Mercy” (PDF)

2015 Annual Report

“Walking Together, The Journey for Immigration Reform” (PDF)

2014 Annual Report

“Our Journey” (PDF)

2013 Annual Report

“One Community: Collaborators on the Journey” (PDF)

2012 Annual Report

“One Family: United on the Journey” (PDF)