Category Archives: Migration


Saying “Yes” to Justice

Sometimes working for justice for the marginalized can be marginalizing in its own way. Social justice work is filled with “No’s.” “No” from the immigration judges who refuse to grant refuge to the thousands of people fleeing violence, human rights abuses, and persecution in Central America and elsewhere. “No” from the friends and family who [...]


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Warm Hearts and Hard Starts: A Reflection for World Refugee Day

It was a nice break from the usual slogging through ESL and cultural orientation material. Today, instead of practicing introductions, writing letters and numbers or learning about job expectations, we gathered with the students we were tutoring and worked on an art project together.  With a few paper cut-outs, red, yellow and orange tissue paper, [...]



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A Response to Suffering

In a pre-Lenten CCSJ Ignatian Advocacy meeting, a co-worker and friend of mine asked for volunteers to fast during lent. We were told we would be fasting with the “Fast for Families” campaign that is appealing for comprehensive immigration reform because our current immigration system breaks families apart through technically lawful yet morally irresponsible arrests [...]


Migration: Farmworkers

Network Many farmworkers in our country are immigrants, and with H.R. 1773, the Agricultural Guestworker Act (AG Act) in the House of Representatives, seasonal farmworkers, or “agricultural guestworkers” could see many of their already fragile worker protections stripped. Specifically, H.R. 1773 would promote wage theft between immigrant farmworkers and employers, eliminate employer certifications and their [...]

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Migration: Ask for Speaker Boehner’s Support

Sojourners We need Speaker Boehner’s leadership on Immigration Reform. With just weeks left before the end of their calendar, Congress remains gridlocked on immigration reform. Policy leaders from both sides of the aisle want this problem addressed, and Christians from a variety of backgrounds have been vocal about the urgent need to tackle this issue. [...]


Migration: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Jesuits This week, after over 1000 young leaders representing over 60 Catholic institutions from 23 states across the U.S. journeyed to D.C. for the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s annual justice conference, we invite you to join these advocates, the U.S. Catholic Bishops, and the U.S. Jesuit Provincials in calling for comprehensive and humane immigration reform. [...]

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Migration: Our families need a pathway to citizenship

Campaign for Citizenship Tell your member of Congress: Our families need a pathway to citizenship Please send a message to your Member of Congress and share your story of what the cost of their inaction on immigration reform looks like in your community. Also let them know why a pathway to citizenship is urgent for [...]


Migration: Citizenship

AVAAZ.org The Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court issued a ruling that expects to strip the nationality of tens of thousands of people. For eight decades, these people were registered as Dominicans under the Constitution and the laws in effect. The Constitutional Court‘s 0168-13 ruling violates several principles. The Dominican Republic should respect its own legislation, guarantee [...]

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Migration: Say No to the SAFE Act

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA There is an immigration bill in the House of Representatives that would place members of our communities at risk. If enacted, the so-called SAFE Act would criminalize those who “transport, move, harbor or shield” a refugee, asylum seeker, or anyone whose immigration status has lapsed. We are called by our faith and [...]