Jesuit Provincials Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

On Monday, May 13th, the Jesuit Provincials of the United States sent letters to Members of Congress, the Senate and President Obama reiterating their call for just, humane and comprehensive immigration reform. You will see under the USA provincial signatures the names of more than 200 Jesuit affiliated ministries, communities and organizations that also endorse support for the Catholic principles of CIR.

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee was able to hold off several anti-immigrant border enforcement amendments while passing some provisions to help preserve family unity and human rights of immigrants. Thanks to everyone who put in calls last week. This week the Senate committee is are considering employment based visas and next week will be the important debate to establish the framework for the path to citizenship in the bi-partisan Senate Bill (S-744).

For up to date Advocacy opportunities, you may visit Jesuit Advocates which supports the positions taken by the USCCB’s Justice for Immigrants Campaign and the Interfaith Immigration Coalition.

Link to Jesuit conference website.