Social Justice Issue - Immigration


ADVOCATING FOR JUST IMMIGRATION REFORM:


Current Action:
Contact your U.S. Reprentative TODAY and ask them to pass legislation supporting immigration reform before their summer recess. Your representative needs to hear from you, so please send a message today! 

Pentecost and Immigration Toolkit
June 2-8, 2014
United States Catholic Conference of Bishops 

Immigration Sunday Materials
January 5, 2014
MN Catholic Conference 

Introductory Materials:

Immigration Talking Points for Reform
Clinic Summary of Senate Bill 
Strategic Planning Calendar  


Resources to Increase Awareness and Educate:

Mobilizing 1:Educate 

Immigration Bulletin Announcements 
Immigration Parish Poster_MN Agrees 
Immigration Parish Poster_Church 4 Poor 
Immigration Parish Poster_Dignity 
Immigration Parish Poster_We Benefit  

Resources to Engage and Equip:
 
Mobilizing 2:Engage 
Mobilizing 2: Mapping Your Parish 
Immigration Speaker List 2013 
MN Fact Sheet 2013 
 
Mobilizing 3: Equip
 
Resources to Act and Advocate:

Mobilizing 4: Act
State & Federal Offices List
Immigration Action Alert April 2013
Immigration Advocacy Call Text 


Visit Our News and Events Page to Learn about Upcoming Events

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

J
ustice for Immigrants Parish Toolkit materials 


External Links:

Justice for Immigrants 
USCCB Office of Migration and Refugee Services 
National Conference of State Legislatures, Immigration Policy News 


Catholic Social Teaching Option for the Poor/Dignity for all people:

Minnesota Bishops’ statement “Unlocking the Gate in our Hearts.” (Copies available through MCC)  
USCCB Testified before Senate Judiciary Committee on Comprehensive Immigration Reform 2/12/2013
 --  (very informative piece)
Justice for Immigrants 
USCCB Interfaith Letter (shorten version)  

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND MATERIALS:

Just Immigration Process

Background on the Immigration process:

Pros and Cons of Immigration 
Immigration Case Backlog Reaches All-Time High, Report
My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant I Jose Antonio Vargas, New York Times, June 22, 2011
Minnesota should pass the Dream Act II in 2013 

 

Border and Security Issues:

What does a 'secure' border look like? [Associated Press – Feb 23, 2013]

WATCHING THE LINE: Long Border, Endless Struggle. [New York Times, March 2, 2013] 

Background on the immigration process and border issues -Videos:

Lost in Detention:  The Hidden World of Immigration Enforcement. [ PBS Frontline film] 
The 800 Mile Wall 


ECONOMIC BENEFITS


Immigration and the Economy:

Economic Impact of Immigration in Minnesota [By Katherine Fennelly & Anne Huart] 
Ten Myths About Immigration Powerpoint [Katherine Fennelly] 
Immigrants and the Economy [ Fiscal Policy Institute, 2009]    

Economic Impact of Immigrants [Office of the Legislative Auditor for the State of Minnesota, 2006]
The Economic Effects of Granting Legal Status and Citizenship to Undocumented Immigrants [March 20, 2013] 
Embracing Immigration [Minneapolis Foundation, March 2008] 
A New Age for Immigrants:  Making Immigration Work for Minnesota
Immigration reform could change the lives of up to 95,000 in Minnesota [MinnPost, 2013]
Myths hinder rational talk about immigration [Katherine Fennelly]
CATO Handbook for Congress: Policy Recommendations for the 108th Congress [CATO Institute]
Immigration’s Economic Impact [Executive Office of the President: Council of Economic Advisors, June 20, 2007]
Undocumented Workers Contribute Plenty [Derrick Z. Jackson,  The Boston Globe, April 12, 2006] 


GENERAL RESOURCES

News Articles/Research:

To Comfort the Afflicted by Reta Halteman Finger | March 2013 
Interfaith Immigration Coalition Recommendations 
Catholic Charities Office for Social Justice I Notable Quotes 

Strangers No Longer (A Christian framework for welcoming immigrants)  

 

Books:

This Much I Can Tell You: Stories of Courage and Hope from Refugees in Minnesota
Green Card Stories The book includes some profiles of Minnesotans
The Latehomecomer [Kao Kalia Yang]
Enrique’s Journey [Sonia Nazario] 
BorderLinks II: Still on the Road [Jerry H. Gill]
Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the US - Mexico Border [Miriam Davidson]
Fr. Groody’s Books
Trails of Hope and Terror:  Testimonies on Immigration [Miguel De La Torre, 2009]
Welcoming the Stranger:  Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate [Soerens & Hwang, 2009]
Illegal People:  How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants  [Bacon, 2008]

Videos:

A Better Life 

Under the Same Moon 
In Search of the Divine   DVD Programs from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 
The Ties That Bind [Maryknoll World Productions]
Which Way Home
Dying to Live [Our Sunday Visitor and University of Notre Dame] Available to rent by contacting our office 
The Line in the Sand [CRS drama project]
Seven Soles 
  
Office for Social Justice_Issues_Immigration

Contact:

Catholic Charities 

Office for Social Justice

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(Drake Bank Bldg)
Saint Paul, MN 55107
651.647.2588
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