United States of America
For centuries, the United States has welcomed millions of migrants. Historically, the country was known as the land of plenty for the migrant masses far from its shores, enticing many to risk their lives for a chance at a better future in the States. Despite economic hardships in recent years, and ever-fluctuating immigration legislation, the United States still remains a top destination for many. In the name of their founder, the Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini, who supported millions of Italians migrating to the US in the late 1800â€™s, the current Scalabrinian presence in the United States of America serves incoming migrants and refugees just as their predecessors did: with compassion and generosity.
Currently, Scalabrinian missionaries are working with migrants in 32 intercultural Parishes across the United States: Atlanta, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cincinnati, Delray Beach, Everett, Framingham, Houston, Immokalee, Irving, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Margate, Melrose Park, Mitchellville, Mount Vernon, New York, Oak Park, Providence, Riverdale Park, San Jose, Somerville, Stone Park, Sun Valley, Washington D.C., and Winter Garden; 3 nursing homes in Providence, Bowie and Los Angeles; a clinic in Delray Beach; 7 Centers for Migrants, in Brooklyn, Chicago, Everett, Framingham, New York, Providence and Riverdale Park; a Center for Migration Studies in Manhattan, New York; and a Formation House in Sun Valley.