Support for Immigration Reform

Jun 19th, 2014

Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor 

“Migrants present a particular challenge for me, since I am the pastor of a Church without frontiers, a Church which considers herself mother to all. For this reason, I exhort all countries to a generous openness which, rather than fearing the loss of local identity, will prove capable of creating new forms of cultural synthesis”. ~Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

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Following up on Postcard Campaign:  The Time Is NOW to show your Support for Immigration Reform (Again)!  

“There is a small window of opportunity in the next month for the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation supporting immigration reform before their summer recess.  This truly is the opportune time, but your representative needs to hear from you today.  In June of 2013, the U.S. Senate passed an Immigration Bill (S. 744), which has important provisions to provide a “road map” to citizenship for our 11 million undocumented brothers and sisters aspiring to become American citizens. These actions in the Senate have heightened the urgency to advocate with our members of Congress for comprehensive, just Immigration Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives as well. There is strong support from a cross-section of business, labor, legal, and faith advocates for comprehensive immigration reform, which would greatly benefit our entire community and bring significant economic gains for our state and our nation. It's important that Congress craft legislation that balances the legitimate needs of security with our heritage of welcoming immigrants and uniting families. Let your representative know today (and let them know again even if you have told them before) that you support immigration reform for our faith and scripture reminds us all that “The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt.” (Leviticus 19:34)” (Catholic Charities Office for Social Justice; osj@cctwincities.org)

THANK YOU for your ongoing advocacy!  

Peace & Justice Committee