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Category: Immigration Subcommittee Media Watch

Take Action by March 22 to Prevent Cuts to Refugee Assistance

Congress faces a March 22nd deadline to pass critical funding bills to avert a government shutdown. These funding bills include lifesaving assistance to meet the humanitarian needs of those arriving at our borders and millions of displaced persons overseas. Due to continued inaction by Congress, many essential U.S. humanitarian programs—both foreign and domestic—remain in limbo.

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Make Your Voice Heard

Please let President Biden and his administration know you strongly support temporary protective status (TPS) for immigrants from Nicaragua, Nepal, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala by signing this petition from CASA. Since 1990, temporary protected status (TPS) has allowed migrants from countries with unsafe conditions to reside and work legally

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Virtual Pilgrimage of Mother Mary Lange

February 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3pm “…Mother Lange’s love for all enabled her to see Christ in each person and the pain and prejudice of racial hatred never blurred that vision.”  Come join St. Ignatius, the Racial Justice Circle and the Pastorate of St. Ann, St. Francis Xavier and

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Jesuit Refugee Service Launches Plan to Help Integrate Immigrants

About a year ago Jesuit Refugee Service/USA staff at the U.S.-Mexico border realized something about many migrants’ journeys: They needed as much help settling into their final destinations as they did when they first entered the country. This week, the organization launched a new initiative to respond to that need

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US to Begin Accepting Venezuelan Claims Under New Migration Plan

New programme will allow 24,000 Venezuelans into the US, but most arriving at border with Mexico will be expelled. United States immigration officials are set to begin accepting applications for a new parole programme for Venezuelan asylum seekers, in a plan that will see most Venezuelans trying to enter the US through

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The Feast of St Ignatius

July 31, is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus who passed away on this day in the year 1556. Born in 1491, Ignatius was a different kind of saint. As the noted Jesuit historian Fr. John O’Malley, SJ, observed, “Ignatius redefined the

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Sr. Simone Campbell Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

On July 7, 2022, President Joe Biden presented Sister Simone Campbell, S.S.S., former executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with 16 other individuals who have “made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or

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Many Thanks for a Wonderful Forum!

On Tuesday November 16th, the Justice and Peace Committe held a community forum to help better inform voters for the upcoming Maryland Gubernatorial election. The church hosted 4 of the canditates for a successful discussion. Official Press Release OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Monday, November 1, 2021 CONTACT: Candra Healy | St.

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The Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time 

Every time I assisted pilgrimages to the Holy Land, we stopped in Magdala. It is the site of a memorial church built recently to Women of the Gospels. You walk into the church and a dome is held up by seven pillars with women’s names on them. These are heroines

The Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, This June, let us advocate for migrants at our southern border who face mortal danger. Many Latinos have varied but valid reasons to come to our door: death squads in their home countries, gangs that had been extorting money from them, misguided leaders who ruined economies

The Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time 

Every time I assisted pilgrimages to the Holy Land, we stopped in Magdala. It is the site of a memorial church built recently to Women of the Gospels. You walk into the church and a dome is held up by seven pillars with women’s names on them. These are heroines

The Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ, This June, let us advocate for migrants at our southern border who face mortal danger. Many Latinos have varied but valid reasons to come to our door: death squads in their home countries, gangs that had been extorting money from them, misguided leaders who ruined economies

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