United States is an immigrant nation. Our country was built by immigrants
— families who came here seeking freedom to practice their religion, to make an
honest living, and to pursue the happiness that comes only with virtues on
which this country was founded. Immigrants, in every generation, have given
this country its greatness.
Immigration has been a part of the growth and
economic social vitality of our nation and developed nations worldwide.
Sadly, the U.S. immigration system is broken. Our nation’s failure to
address the immigration issue has led to a persistent air of crisis and a true
humanitarian tragedy causing fear and division in our communities and
separating families, which hurts the most innocent and vulnerable, our
This is a pivotal moment in the debate for
comprehensive immigration reform. It is important that we remind members
of Congress, our elected representatives, of our nation’s immigrant roots and
the great contributions of immigrants to our society. It is important to
convey to them that our nation and its people need and want immigration
Please use the legislator finder on this page to share your
immigrant story with your legislator and help them to understand that action is
needed on immigration reform. Please urge your representative to stop the
deportations that are separating fathers and mothers from their children and
pass immigration reform to fix our broken immigration system. Tell them that we
are praying for them so that God may give them the wisdom and courage to help
immigrant families and children who have come to pursue the American dream.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
- Help show your U.S. Senators and Representatives that Catholics and other supporters of immigrants want our elected officals to enact meaningful and compassionate reform legislation. Reach them through an easy to use Online Postcard to Congress through Justice for Immigrants.
- Call, e-mail or write your representatives immediately. When contacting them, use this
"Dear U.S. Senator or Representative: As a constituent and a
Catholic, I am asking that you please to enact meaningful and compassionate reform legislation.
(see writing tips or personalize and mail the template letter)
Be sure to include your name and address.
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