Sr. Maria Orlandini, OSF was one of the delegation of 75 faith leaders who visited Honduras in March of this year. The trip was made to understand the root causes of migration, to witness in solidarity with the people of Honduras in their struggle for justice, and, upon returning to the United States, to work to effect needed U.S. policy changes. The group has published this final report of their findings.
July 18, 2019
Today inside the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda, 70 Catholic leaders locked arms in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, in an effort to put pressure on Congress and the presidential administration to end the immoral and inhumane practice of detaining immigrant children.
Over 200 people attended our July 18th event in Washington DC: "Catholic Day of Action for Migrant Children."
With many getting rightfully upset about the way people are being treated at our border, we offer these helpful resources.
February 20, 2019
This President's Day, a broad coalition coordinated rallies and events all over the country in protest of the declaration of a national emergency at the U.S. southern border.
To celebrate ten years of advocating with the Franciscan family for justice on Capitol Hill and across the country, the Franciscan Action Network staff and board gathered at St. Francis Hall in Washington, D.C. with friends and partners on Thursday November 15th for the annual FAN award benefit. Founders of FAN and original staff were in attendance as the hall filled with Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted individuals who braved wintery weather to commemorate the organization’s founding and to honor several immigration advocacy organizations.
Refugee Resettlement by the Numbers:
FY17 vs. FY18 Arrivals Comparison
We saw much activity about the issue of immigration between June 18-22. We prayed, rallied, and advocated on Capitol Hill for our migrant sisters and brothers.
Last week, as the arbitrary March 5th deadline imposed on Congress by the President to pass legislation for DACA recipients passed, hundreds rallied at the Capitol.