Associates Anne Hannigan and Ann Tennison, Co-Chairs of the National Associate Planning Committee, announced:
On this holy day, as we celebrate the life-giving message of Jesus and St. Julie, we are pleased to share good news with you. The U.S. Associates of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have passed a corporate position in support on immigration reform.
We, along with the Sisters of Notre Dame call on the federal government to:
provide a path to legalization for the undocumented,
provide a path to legal work for future immigrants by increasing the number of employment visas,
expedite family reunification by increasing the number of family-based visas,
restore due process rights important for the protection of refugees and others, and focus on the development of migration sending countries.
These policy recommendations are consistent with Catholic Social Teachings that call for dignified treatment of migrants and the authentic development of all people.
Now we are called to action. Join us in:
Praying for comprehensive immigration reform and for the victims of the broken immigration system and for those who advocate harsh anti-immigrant laws.
Working in our local communities as we are able to support local initiatives to protect immigrants' rights and to promote comprehensive immigration reform.
Helping educate our communities about Catholic Social Teaching, the suffering of immigrant communities and the global realities which are causes of their emigration.
Working with organizations committed to comprehensive immigration reform.