Welcoming the stranger is an obligation long embraced by the Church and by others worldwide. Personal prayer and action are ways in which people may participate to try and ease the struggles of immigrants, migrants and vulnerable populations.
Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S. of Seattle, urges that “ we should not only pray for those who are marginalized but also advocate that protections are provided to them, for they need them most.” The website www.justiceforimmigrants.org provides additional information on immigration. Ongoing goals are:
1. Provide a path to citizenship for undocumented persons in the country.
2. Preserve family unity as a cornerstone of our national immigration system.
3. Provide legal paths for low-skilled immigrant workers to come and work in the United States.4. Restore due process protections to immigration enforcement policies.
5. Address the root causes of migration caused by persecution and economic disparity.
For more information, visit www.usccb.org