Now is the time for Congress to pass just and compassionate
federal immigration reform
Send an electronic postcard to your U.S. Senators and Representative
National Migration Week* reminds Catholics of our responsibility to help immigrants integrate in ways that are respectful, culturally sensitive and responsive to social needs. We also recognize the ongoing need for comprehensive and humane immigration reform at the federal level. “Regardless of their legal status, migrants, like all persons, possess inherent human dignity which should be respected. Government policies that respect the basic human rights of the undocumented are necessary.” (Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope, 2003, No. 38).
Justice for Immigrants, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ campaign for immigration reform, has launched a postcard campaign that calls on the current Congress to enact a fair and comprehensive solution to our nation’s broken immigration system. You can easily participate in the campaign by sending free, electronic postcards to your U.S. Senators and Representative asking that they pass legislation that provides a legal path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and for low-skilled laborers to work in the U.S., keeps immigrant families together, restores just enforcement policies, and addresses the root causes of migration.
Please click here to visit the Justice for Immigrants website and send your postcards. Do not delay, now is the time for Congress to act on this important issue!
*The observance of National Migration Week (January 6 – 12, 2013) began over a quarter century ago by the U.S. bishops to give Catholics an opportunity to take stock of the wide diversity of peoples in the Church and the ministries serving them. This year’s observance and theme, “We are Strangers No Longer: Our Journey of Hope Continues”, commemorate the 10th anniversary of the historic joint pastoral letter of the United States and Mexico bishops conferences, Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope.