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Update and Action on Immigration

May 22, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

Since yesterday's Justice Alert I received these communications -- an update on the situation at the border from Sister Eileen and notification about upcoming legislation pertaining to refugees.  

Since March, Washington has not permitted asylum-seekers to cross the border from Mexico in to US and receive hospitality and services at our diocesan welcome center.  This is true at the other borders as well.  Our center occasionally receives a few from the AZ detention centers which hold persons whose “crime” was to cross the border without all the correct papers. We have been advocating for their release due to the high risk of Covid-19 disease in the crowded detention centers. You may want to add them to your list of concern and prayer. 
Thank you.
Eileen, CSA

Invite your legislators to support identical, bi-partisan House Resolution 902 and Senate Resolution 545 that celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980. The resolutions reaffirm the bipartisan commitment of the United States to promote the safety, health, education, and well-being of the millions of refugees and displaced persons uprooted by war, persecution, and violence in search of peace, hope, and freedom.
 
Blessing to all of you this Memorial Day weekend. Let us work to create a time when we live in such peace that there are no new victims of violent wars to remember. 

Stay safe. Stay well.

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