This is a abbreviated version of the issue brief on immigration as part our election briefs series, Faithful Voting and Global Concerns.
As the leadership of the Maryknoll Sisters, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, we denounce the cruel and immoral “zero-tolerance” immigration policy enacted by the Trump Administration which has resulted in the separation of over 2,300 children from their parents, the criminal prosecution of anyone who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, and severe restrictions on asylum applications.
September 24, 2015 - Pope Francis made history today by becoming the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress. He spoke of challenges that are complex, grave, and urgent. And he invoked four historical American figures who have shaped our fundamental values.
September 23, 2015 - Pope Francis attended four events in what proved to be a non-stop day. Two major themes emerged: climate change and immigration.
November 13, the feast of St. Frances Cabrini, will be the date of a national call-in day to the U.S. Congress, urging them to take action for just and humane immigration reform.
Massive rally is planned to show support for all immigrants.
Send this electronic postcard your U.S. senators and representatives asking that they pass just and compassionate immigration reform legislation in the 113th Congress.
Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, January 22: National faith call-in day for humane immigration reform
[From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition:] We’ve been praying and working for immigration reform, and now is our chance to make it a reality. On Tuesday, January 22, let’s welcome the new Congress by making sure they know that people of faith demand humane immigration reform in 2013.
National Migration Week 2013 will held from January 6-12 with a primary theme of “We are Strangers No Longer: Our Journey of Hope Continues.”