Tag: Immigration reform

An army of solidarity in El Paso

An army of solidarity in El Paso

| Lynda McDonnell | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jan.16 was my last day in El Paso. With a noon flight, I didn’t sign up for a shift at Casa Nazareth, the refuge for immigrant families where I’d volunteered the previous eight days. I stayed away from the kitchen, where I had spent a lot of time helping prepare meals for an ever-changing population of guests.

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Challenges in the face of Obama’s executive action on immigration

Challenges in the face of Obama’s executive action on immigration

| Jason Adkins | December 17, 2014 | 12 Comments

The confusion surrounding the executive action is emblematic of an immigration debate that has been distorted. Avoiding that trap requires more from us as Catholics, including: 1) reading broadly; 2) listening faithfully; and 3) seeking to “encounter” with people affected by our choices, all of whom are made in the image and likeness of God.

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There’s still hope for immigration reform this year

There’s still hope for immigration reform this year

| Jason Adkins | May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though immigration reform has not passed, steps can be taken in the meantime to safeguard the dignity of aspiring citizens.

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Jean Valjean and immigration reform

Jean Valjean and immigration reform

| John Garvey | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

As in “Les Miserables,” the crime illegal immigrants have committed is often motivated by a desire to feed a family. We must be careful of adopting a resolute, unforgiving, uphold-the-law-at-all-costs approach.

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Pilgrimage helps raise awareness of immigration reform

Pilgrimage helps raise awareness of immigration reform

| Dianne Towalski | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

More than 50 pilgrims walked from St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove to St. Joseph in New Hope Nov. 3 as part of a Pilgrimage for Citizenship.

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Archbishop, panel urge support for immigration reform

Archbishop, panel urge support for immigration reform

| September 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt, right, hosted a forum on immigration Sept. 4 at the University of St. Thomas Law School.

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It’s time to act on immigration reform

It’s time to act on immigration reform

Our nation’s current policy is inconsistent, ineffective and fails to promote the common good

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Minnesota Catholic, evangelical leaders urge Congress to pass immigration reform

Minnesota Catholic, evangelical leaders urge Congress to pass immigration reform

| June 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

They urged the state’s congressional representatives to support immigration reform that provides a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, upholds human dignity, promotes family unity and secures borders.

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Youth’s story shows need for immigration reform

Youth’s story shows need for immigration reform

| Kathy Tomlin | May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

At 2 years old, Helen was brought to the United States from Mexico as her family struggled to provide food for the table and hope for a better life. They were poor urban workers in Mexico, where there was a long line for day labor but no line for legal immigration to the United States. Like many people, Helen’s parents began a dangerous journey north, seeking a better life for their children.

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Opportunity to deepen faith, take action on Immigration Sunday

Opportunity to deepen faith, take action on Immigration Sunday

| Jessica Zittlow | December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Statewide Immigration Sunday Minnesota is being held again on the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord, which is Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

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