Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc.

Refugee and Immigration Services

Our experienced staff, including licensed attorneys, offers comprehensive support for refugees, asylees and immigrants, helping them secure legal status and integrate into U.S. society with dignity and respect.




Hanady is a courageous woman who has risked her life for the happiness of her family. She and her husband were born in a country with rigid customs and severe penalties for not following traditional practices.

When their second child was about a year old, Hanady, her husband and children traveled to the U.S. They saw that they could live here in peace, escape strict rules and worship as they chose. Hanady stated, “I cannot go back. You can get killed for changing religions.” This began their long journey to seek asylum, and a friend suggested they contact Catholic Charities Refugee & Immigration Services for support.

That was fifteen years ago. Their family has since grown and embraced American culture. Their oldest daughter is now an EMT and firefighter. Their younger children are middle and high school students.

They are hopeful that their asylum request will be approved this spring. Hanady says, “My family really appreciates Ms. Barb and the Catholic Charities team. They are doing a great job!” For her family, she says, “Thank God, we are safe in the U.S.!”

Learn more about our Refugee and Immigration Services.


Catholic Charities

Mailing Address: PO Box 070912
                            Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Delivery Address: 3501 S. Lake Drive
                             St. Francis, WI 53235

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