Catholic Migration Services

Overview

In 1971, the Most Reverend Francis J. Mugavero established the Catholic Migration Office to serve the needs of immigrants and refugees living in Brooklyn and Queens. Since then, the agency has served thousands of immigrants—regardless of religion, race, or immigration status—from at least 167 countries who collectively speak more than 80 languages. From a small storefront office, Catholic Migration Services has grown to become one of the city’s most respected and effective organizations serving immigrants, with offices in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and Sunnyside, Queens.