Hope Border Institute
The Hope Border Institute (HOPE) brings the perspective of Catholic social teaching to bear on the realities unique to our US-Mexico border region. Through a robust program of research and policy work, leadership development and action, we work to build justice and deepen solidarity across the borderlands.

Causes: Community Advocacy, Migration, Social Justice


At HOPE, we put the migrant, the refugee and the asylum seeker at the center of our work for justice and dignity.

This year alone, we:

  • Welcomed thousands of asylum seekers and helped them navigate their entrance to the US after being forced to wait in Mexico.

  • Met with Vice President Kamala Harris to call for more humane border policy and a new approach to addressing the root causes of migration from Central America and Mexico.

  • Accompanied migrants in Ciudad Juárez by providing COVID testing, mental health support and sustainable food infrastructure through our humanitarian fund.

  • Organized a gathering of Catholic leaders near Chicago to strategize about the Church’s role in immigration reform, root causes and welcoming asylum seekers.

  • Published original research on the impacts of border policy on refugees in our region.

The work is hard, but your support keeps us hopeful. By donating today, you’re investing in a more just future at the border.

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