FAN works closely with the USCCB's Justice for Immigrants campaign (JFI) to promote comprehensive legislation on immigration reform which includes an earned, accessible path to citizenship, family unity, and protection of workers, refugees and asylum seekers.
As you probably know, a bi-partisan comprehensive bill passed the Senate and we now wait to see what the House will do. In the House of Representatives, some promote a bi-partisan comprehensive approach, while others want a piecemeal approach with emphasis on border security, and some oppose any reform. While we advocate for comprehensive legislation here in DC, it is critical that Representatives hear from their constituents.
JFI has prepared materials for parishes to use during the August congressional recess, including a bulletin insert, homily notes and talking points. We encourage Franciscan parishes to make use of the advocacy materials which you can find below:
Questions and Answers about Immigration Reform
Resources to be Used in Parishes