The five principles that form the foundation of Catholic Social Teaching about migration are rooted in the understanding that all of God’s children have a right to share in the earth’s resources. These principles teach that:
• People should not be forced to migrate due to a lack of opportunity in their homeland.For more information, check the following websites:
• People have a basic right to move to another land in order to support themselves and their family.
• Every nation has the right to control its border, although this right carries with it the responsibility to accommodate migrant flows.
• Refugees and asylum seekers, fleeing either war and persecution or natural disaster, have a right to protection.
• The dignity and human rights of undocumented migrants must be respected.
You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; have the same love for him as for yourself, for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt.