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U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph Issues Corporate Voice Statement on Immigration
On November 10, 2010, the Leadership Council of the U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph issued a corporate-voice statement on immigration.
The Council, compelled by the Gospel of Jesus and called by Pope Benedict XVI and Church leaders to respond to this crisis, calls on President Obama and the U.S. Congress to enact immigration policy that is both just and comprehensive.
The corporate-voice policy emphasizes the need for a plan for addressing applicant backlog; an effective program for temporary workers; a realistic path to earned legalization; restoration of due process and reformed detention policies for those detained; effective border security that recognizes the human rights of all persons; and a process in which children of undocumented families may earn an education and become gainfully employed.
The statement includes information about the impact of the immigration crisis on women and children, talking point and action steps. The action steps stress the importance of contacting our Congress persons regarding The Dream Act (H.R. 1751 and S. 729) and the Family Unity Act (S. 1085).
Click HERE to read the complete Federation statement.
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The Federation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph is a dynamic union of all the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the United States who claim a common origin in the foundation at LePuy, France in 1650. This includes over 5,900 members of sixteen congregations throughout the United States. Together the Sisters of St. Joseph strive to embody a vision of all people united in one Earth community of love, unity and reconciliation. The Sisters do this through collaborative programs, interaction, prayer and ministry. In our conflicted 21st century world, the Sisters of Saint Joseph seek to bring our traditions and vision to life in a way that will speak to our contemporary society and be a positive influence for change.