Immigration Committee

Support Our Immigration Work

TAKE ACTION

Urge senators to support the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 and protect DACA recipients.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer with the Migrant Accompaniment Network and assist migrants in your area.

See the Immigration Committee in Action

EQUIP

Read resources on how and where to renew your DACA in 2022.

DONATE

Donate to help support and cover a DACA recipient’s application fees. 

Learn more about the program.

The Immigration Committee Needs Your Support!

The Justice & Peace Ministry is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and other Catholic parishes in Baltimore City to furnish apartments for Afghan refugees. We are seeking donations of furniture, household goods, and other basic necessities that will enable our brothers and sisters to get settled in their new home after a difficult journey.

Our Mission

The Immigration Committee was formed by parishioners concerned about the injustices faced by immigrant, refugee and asylee families and individuals. Today’s immigrants leave their home countries because of intense violence, lack of opportunity, economic or legal injustices and persecution due to religion, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. We feel called by the Gospel and guided by Catholic Social Teaching to welcome the stranger by seeing in the immigrant the face of Christ. America is a country built by immigrants, most of us need to look back only one or two generations to discover our own immigrant ancestors.

The goals of the Immigration Committee are to assist parishioners to:

  • Learn about immigration and the Church’s position on the issue through reading, research, and discussion
  • Organize activities to raise awareness of issues facing immigrants
  • Identify ways to serve immigrant children and adults in Baltimore in collaboration with local organizations who support them
  • Advocate on behalf of immigrants for legislative change by engaging elected officials through petitions, lobbying, and outreach
  • Care for the spiritual well-being of immigrant children and adults through prayer, vigils, and other spiritual ministries.

Justice & Peace Meetings

The Justice & Peace Ministry generally meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 PM.

Contact

Vonetta Edwards
Committee Co-Chair

Shari Shea
Committee Co-Chair

immigration@st-ignatius.net

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Upcoming Events

Current Projects

Afghan Refugee Resettlement Project Update

by Shari Shea, Immigration Committee Co-Chair The St. Ignatius Justice & Peace Committee is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Baltimore Office to furnish apartments for new American families through our Afghan Refugee Resettlement Project....

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Afghan Refugee Resettlement Project

St. Ignatius Catholic Community's Justice & Peace Committee is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and several other Catholic parishes in Baltimore City to assist with resettling Afghan refugees. We have been asked to furnish an apartment and...

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Immigrants and Refugees – Discussion and Prayer

The Immigration subcommittee of the Justice & Peace Committee consists of a passionate cohort of parishioners and volunteers compelled to answer Pope Francis’ call to encounter and walk with migrants and refugees in support and solidarity. The Immigration...

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Resources

Family Mentoring

Details, facts, and articles regarding our Family Mentoring Program. 

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Action Alert

Here are a few things you can do right now that will make a difference.

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Articles, Facts, Fiction

A collection of articles including immigration myths & human rights facts.

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Resources

A list of external partners and references committed to immigration needs.

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Media Watch

Advocacy

How’s the Water, Hon? Speaker Event

The Environmental Justice Committee invites you to a presentation to learn about the water that arrives at your house and leaves your house, and what you can do to mitigate contamination of our waterways and damage to our pipes”. John Marra, Ecoliteracy &...

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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...

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How’s the Water, Hon? Speaker Event

The Environmental Justice Committee invites you to a presentation to learn about the water that arrives at your house and leaves your house, and what you can do to mitigate contamination of our waterways and damage to our pipes”. John Marra, Ecoliteracy &...

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Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series

"Anti-Fascism & Movement Repression: Exploring Social Movements and Policing"Dr. Michael Loadenthal Thursday, Dec. 1, 20224:30 pm reception, 5 pm lecture4th Floor Program Room Dr. Loadenthal is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cincinnati. He...

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