Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

Feb. 23, 2017

The Church supports the human rights of all people and offers them pastoral care, education, and social services, no matter what the circumstances of entry into this country, and it works for the respect of the human dignity of all, especially those who find themselves in desperate circumstances.
-Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity, A Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops

Stop Immigration Raids Outside of Churches 

Last week, a group of Latino men had just left a warming shelter at Rising Hope Mission Church in Alexandria, Va., when federal agents suddenly surrounded them, pushed them up against a wall and began checking their immigration status. Under a policy set by the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are supposed to avoid churches and other “sensitive locations.” Click here to learn more.

Click here to sign a petition to the Department of Homeland Security letting it know that sending agents to lie in wait outside a church is unacceptable. Ask it to follow both the letter and the spirit of the “sensitive locations” policy.

For more resources on the current shift in immigration policy and enforcement in the United States, go to the IHM Immigration Page.

Did you Know...?
A weekly vigil in solidarity with immigrants, refugees and asylum- seekers in is being held every Friday from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at Clark Park (at the corner of Clark and Vernor) in southwest Detroit. For more information or to join in these vigils contact Elizabeth Walters, IHM, at ewalters@ihmsisters.org or call 313-204-6350.
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