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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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Bishop Cozzens, faith leaders call for keeping immigrant families together, free

Bishop Cozzens, faith leaders call for keeping immigrant families together, free

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens said that it’s important for people to recognize that immigrants “are seeking the same thing that [our] ancestors came here seeking” at a June 26 press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol.

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St. Thomas More is the archdiocese’s first immigrant sanctuary parish

St. Thomas More is the archdiocese’s first immigrant sanctuary parish

| April 4, 2017 | 21 Comments

According to a March 27 statement, the parish is especially interested in helping immigrants in cases that “would separate parents from their children or would separate people brought to the United States as children from the only homes they have ever truly known.”

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Incarnation, Minneapolis parishioners observe ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Incarnation, Minneapolis parishioners observe ‘Day Without Immigrants’

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alvarez closed her business for the day in solidarity with many immigrants around the U.S. who chose not to go work or s chool to demonstrate how much immigrants contribute to the country. The protest was organized in response to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigrants that banned travel from seven countries and initiated building a wall for the U.S. and Mexico border.

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Undocumented immigrant hopes her experience changes hearts, policy

Undocumented immigrant hopes her experience changes hearts, policy

| February 9, 2017 | 7 Comments

Even as a young child, Morales said she knew not to share her immigration status for fear of deportation. Even within the immigrant community, many people who are undocumented do not talk about it, for fear their status will be used to manipulate them, or that someone who is angry with them could call ICE in revenge.

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Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

| January 30, 2017 | 41 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda joined with 11 other faith leaders from Christian churches, Judaism and Islam at the Jan. 30 press conference to call for lifting the immigration ban. The leaders, speaking at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, unanimously voiced that God calls all nations to welcome refugees and immigrants.

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