United States Catholic Conference Migration and Refugee Services, New York Office Records (CMS 023C)
July 11, 2016
The United States Catholic Conference (USCC) Department of Immigration is the successor of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. The National Catholic Welfare Conference (NCWC) Department of Immigration was a bureau/department of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, established in December 1920 under the Executive Department of the the NCWC. In 1968, the NCWC was reorganized and replaced by the United States Catholic Conference and the National Council of Catholic Bishops. The name of its Department of Immigration was changed to Migration and Refugee Services. The goals of the department were to aid immigrants and refugees of all nationalities, in particular foreign priests, to resettle in the United States and to advocate and put forward immigration legislation. In 2001, the USCC and the NCCB were combined to form the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
This collection contains flight manifests and 90 and 120-Day reports of new refugees to the United States from all over the world from 1993-1996. It is an addendum to CMS 023.