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The Immigration Task Group works to provide opportunities for education, advocacy and action leading to humane and just immigration reform.

Some Recommended Resources

September 2013

This infographic on immigration reform (click here for a full-size PDF) was created using data from Congressional Research service and was provided by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange (csjorange.org).

America Magazine, February 7, 2011
A Theology of Migration: A new method for understanding a God on the move
by: Daniel G. Groody

July 1, 2010
President Obama's speech calling for bipartisan effort leading to Comprehensive Immigration Reform:

Web Based Resources

Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) lcwr.org

Justice for Immigrants (resources, join the JFI-MN Campaign, etc.)
~ includes: Minnesota Conference of Catholic Bishops Statment on Immigration June 15, 2010
Answering Tough Questions about Immigration - Bishop John C. Wester http://www.justiceforimmigrants.org

Detention Watch: detentionwatchnetwork.org

National Immigrant Law Center:

The Advocates for Human Rights: energyofanation.org

Joint Religious Legislative Coalition: jrlc.org

Jewish Community Action: jewishcommunityaction.org

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota: immigrantlawcentermn.org

1st Sunday of each month 2:30 p.m.
Faith in Action Vigil: Ramsey County Adult Detention Center
425 Grove Street, St. Paul.
Sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, including the Immigration Working Group

Recommended DVDs
One Border One Body: Immigration & the Eucharist
In the dry, rugged, and sun-scorched terrain where many immigrants lose their lives, bishops, priests and lay people come together each year to celebrate the Eucharist. Like other liturgies, they pray and worship together.

Dying to Live: a Migrant's Journey
Immigration is a complex issue that is changing the face of cultures worldwide. In the United States, it is often a controversial issue with many social, economic, political and even religious implications. In the midst of the debate, what often gets lost are the human issues at stake.

Al Franken on immigration: http://www.alfranken.com/pages/immigration/

MPR reporter Sasha Aslanian highlights the monthly Faith in Action Vigils (first Sunday of each month, 2:30 p.m.) at the Ramsey County Detention Center and the stories of immigrant detainees in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/01/ice-detainees/

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind." Henri-Frederic Amiel (1821-81), Swiss philosopher, poet

Congressional Contacts (Congressional Aides - Immigration Policy):
Congresswoman Betty McCollum: Chao Lee, 651.224.9191
Senator Amy Klobuchar: Clara Haycraft, 612-727-5220
Senator Al Franken: Amy Hang, 651.221.1016

Updated: 8/25/2014

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