The Bishops of the United States have chosen the theme “Many Journeys, One Family” for this year’s National Migration Week and the theme highlights the fact that the migration is common to all families, since all families at some point, whether in the distant past or more recently, have stories of migration.

As reported by Vatican Radio, in a message for National Migration Week, His Eminence Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston Houston, the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) remarked that “Immigration to the United States has changed in the five decades since the Week was first celebrated. However, migrants then and now share a common desire to secure the great blessings of American opportunity.”

National Migration Week is celebrated by the USCCB as an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, victims and survivors of human trafficking.