A New Parish Every Four Days: U.S. Immigration and its Catholic Component

A New Parish Every Four Days: U.S. Immigration and its Catholic Component

This paper emphasizes that the United States is a nation of immigrants and  provides a brief history of U.S. immigration laws. Based on this brief history, it seeks to estimate the numbers of Catholic immigrants coming to the United States in the future years. The paper concludes that one new parish of 2,500 members will be formed every four days through Catholic immigration to the U.S. over the next 30 years.