Immigration

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We support a comprehensive immigration reform that includes the following elements:

  • A pathway to citizenship that ensures all undocumented immigrants have access to full rights;
  • Reunification of families;
  • Due process protections and accountable and humane enforcement of our immigration laws;
  • A legal employment structure that protects both migrants and U.S. workers;
  • And economic assistance to, and fair competition with, developing countries. (Network)

Visit Justice for Immigrants for more information and resources

“Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity.

migThey are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more. The sheer number of people migrating from one continent to another, or shifting places within their own countries and geographical areas, is striking.
Contemporary movements of migration represent the largest movement of individuals, if not of peoples, in history. As the Church accompanies migrants and refugees on their journey, she seeks to understand the causes of migration, but she also works to overcome its negative effects, and to maximize its positive influence on the communities of origin, transit and destination.”

(Pope Francis: World Day of Migrants and Refugees)
January 19 is the The World day for Migrants and Refugees since since 1914, so this is centenary anniversary for such an initiative. I am sending you a PDF file containing a prayer composed by the Canadian Group of “Becoming Neighbors” in the Archdiocese of Toronto. If you communities see this prayer adoptable to your needs use it and I would ask if there could be Volunteers to translate it into other languages. I have an access of an English version only. Please acknowledge the authors of the prayer by found on the following link: http://becomingneighbours.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/World-Day-of-Prayer-for-Migrants-and-Refugees-January-19-2014.pdf

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