The Center for Migration Studies hosted a webinar on June 18, 2019 to discuss the report, “The Effects of Immigration Enforcement on Faith-Based Organizations: An Analysis of the FEER Survey.” The report analyzes the Federal Enforcement Effect Research (FEER) Survey, which describes the impact of US policies on faith-based organizations (FBOs) that serve and advocate with immigrant and refugee populations. The survey — which focuses on Catholic institutions, programs and ministries — finds that US immigration policies in the Trump era have created an increased demand for services from FBOs, but negatively impacted the ability of immigrants to access their services and to participate in their programs and ministries. In this webinar, Donald Kerwin and Mike Nicholson discussed the survey and leaders from major Catholic organizations discussed the impact of US policies on the services and ministries with immigrants and refugee provided by their networks. Speakers also discussed policy ideas to address FEER Survey findings.
- Guadalupe Chavez, Outreach and Events Assistant, Center for Migration Studies
- Mike Nicholson, Researcher, Center for Migration Studies
- Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies
- Estela Villagrán Manancero, President, National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry; Director of Latino Ministry, Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis
- Bill Canny, Executive Director, Migration and Refugee Services, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- Brian Corbin, Executive Vice President, Member Services, Catholic Charities USA
To download the report, visit https://bit.ly/2F4DtO1.