Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

July 20, 2017

Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women, and men who leave or are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.
Pope Francis, Message for the 2014 World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Support the BRIDGE Act

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program protects undocumented young people who were brought to the United States as children from deportation. In an effort to ensure that the protections for undocumented youth secured through DACA continue, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate have introduced a bill that would provide temporary work authorization and relief from deportation to DACA recipients. The Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act would ensure that DACA recipients can continue to work and go to school without the threat of deportation for three years after the date of enactment.

More than 752,000 individuals have been able to come out of the shadows and remain in the United States because of DACA. This legislation enables them to live, work, go to school and remain with their families without fear of deportation. Click here to send a message asking your members of Congress to support the BRIDGE Act.

Did you Know...?
Michigan United has declared Thursday, July 27, a statewide day of action against Michigan House Bills 4105 and 4334, the “Sanctuary Policy Prohibition Act.” The IHM Justice, Peace and Sustainability Office will hold a brief prayer vigil for immigrant justice from 6:30 to 7 p.m. that evening at the IHM Peace Pole located on the front lawn of the IHM Motherhouse Campus. The purpose of this vigil is to raise awareness about these bills, which are pending in the state legislature, and to unite in prayer and action with and for our immigrant neighbors. All are welcome to attend.
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