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A Pathway to Fulfilling Dreams Unveiled at the End of January

It may still be winter throughout much of the United States, but Washington D.C. is heating up with some exciting news.

This week a bipartisan group of eight Senators proposed a framework for comprehensive immigration reform legislation while President Obama outlined his vision of immigration reform in a major speech. These are small, but important, steps forward for our brothers and sisters who have migrated in search of a better life for themselves and their families.

Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops welcome these new developments and look forward to working with Congress to improve our nation’s immigration system so that it better respects human life and dignity while also ensuring the integrity of our borders. Read the CRS and USCCB press releases for a review of the Church’s position on this issue.

In the coming weeks and months as Congress works on immigration reform legislation your voice will be needed. Please stay tuned for opportunities to take action. For more information about this issue and our Catholic response, please visit the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants Campaign and read the pastoral letter “Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope” concerning migration.

Stay tuned for more information on this fast-moving issue.

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