In solidarity with visits by the USCCB's Committee on Migration to members of Congress, call your representative and senators and urge just and humane immigration reform.
Maryknoll missioners have worked with migrants and people on the move for decades. They have served Burmese refugees in Thailand, Thai workers all over Asia, Burundian and Rwandan refugees in East Africa, and have accompanied Guatemalans, who, after years in Mexico, returned home to start anew in a more peaceful country. Our faith compels us to stand in solidarity with migrants.
Here in the United States, we are profoundly affected by the contribution of migrants in our society, and we have a responsibility to treat them, like all the rest of God’s creation, with dignity and respect.
The following is an excerpt from a letter sent by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, expressing the bishops' concern about the U.S.'s immigration enforcement policies.
No More Deaths will hold its 2014 summer volunteer program June 6-October 24.
In collaboration with the Justice for Immigrants (JFI) campaign of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns urges you to take action for immigration reform during Lent 2014.
The 2014 National Migration Conference will be held July 7-10 in Washington, D.C.
Fast for Families Across America will hold a bus tour across the country, ending on April 9 in Washington, D.C.
- USCCB News Release on National Migration Week 2014 | En Español
- Advocacy activities you are urged to do during the week:
Tuesday, Jan. 7 - Send a JFI e-postcard for the national electronic advocacy day.
In early November 2013, a large coalition of immigration activists started a rolling fast, hoping to follow the examples of Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi to touch the compassion and sensibilities of our elected leaders to address the moral crisis of an immigration system that fails to comport with our national values, our creeds and belief in justice.
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.
Nationwide events starting on October 5 will culminate in a rally in Washington, D.C. on October 8, calling for dignity and respect for immigrants.
- Border Action Network
- Christian Campaign for Immigration Reform
- Forced Migration Online
- Franciscans International's Handbook on Human Trafficking
- Franciscans International's Handbook on Migrant Workers
- Humane Borders
- International Organization for Migration
- Justice for Immigrants
- Migration Information Source
- Migration Policy Institute
- No More Deaths campaign
- Refugees International
- U.S. Catholic bishops and immigration: A chronology
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants