Nonviolence . . . Human trafficking . . . Women . . . . The elderly . . . Immigrants' rights . . . Housing. . . Children . . . Prisoners' rights . . . Health care . . . World Hunger . . . Globalization, as it affects Latin America . . . Care of the earth . . . Seamless ethic of life

Note: The ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author's and should not be ascribed to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes or its members.

Monday, September 28, 2015

On Immigration

Blanca Hernandez Rivera, 23, prays before breakfast in the Kino Border Initiative's Aid Center for Deported Migrants in Nogales, Mexico. Hernandez was repatriated to Mexico after being caught by U.S. Border Patrol agents as she was trying to enter the U.S. to reunite with her daughter. (CNS photo/David Maung)
Over several months in early 2015 the Kino Border Initiative and Jesuits of the USA and Canada undertook an investigation of migrants regarding how they were treated by USA customs when apprehended at the border (KBI Study Reveals Rampant Migrant Abuse During Deportations at U.S.-Mexico Border) Fr. Sean Carroll, SJ, Executive Director of the Kino Border Initiative, participated in Congressional Briefings organized in partnership with the U.S. Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants Campaign to discuss the “Francis Effect” on immigration policy. You can help amplify Fr. Sean’s message about the need for immigration reform by sending a letter to President Obama and to your elected representatives in Congress. Just fill in your information, adapt the letter to your liking, and click. It will go to all of them at once!

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