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The mission of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation ministry is to explore CSA's distinct contribution to the ongoing, nonviolent transformation of the world towards peace, justice and ecology. This work embraces the efforts of sisters, associates, co-workers and others who share the CSA vision. We live out the mission to bring about systemic change by using the lens of nonviolence to focus on the issues of women, children, health care, globalization (especially as it affects Latin America), seamless ethic of life.

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Action for Refugees and Immigrants

July 13, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

Woman nursing child

The situation regarding refugees and
immigrants becomes more dire each day.

  1. After years of chipping away at the asylum system and the rights of those in need of protection, the Trump administration is proposing a rule that would effectively end asylum once and for all. This is a crisis moment and historic low point with literal life or death consequences for some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Comments to the administration are due on Wednesday. You must have some original wording in your comment as copied comments are disregarded. Click Here for links and information.
  2. Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that international students pursuing degrees in the U.S. will either have to transfer to a university holding in-person classes or leave the country this fall – they cannot stay in the country if they take online-only courses. Yes, in the middle of a pandemic, ICE is forcing international students to choose between their health or potential deportation. Please add your name and strengthen the pressure on ICE and university leaders now. Click here  
  3. The conditions in detention centers worsen due to COVID-19. Centers have are being compared to concentration camps. NBC Report 

           You can help by accessing Demand Accountability from ICE toolkit to
                 - Raise Awareness.
                 - Alert Congress.
                 - Support  Advocacy.

Sister Ruth Battaglia CSA


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