Thursday, June 23, 2016

HEARTBREAKING DECISION IN U.S. V. TEXAS: NETWORK: Sister Simone Campbell's Call to Action

Now, Call to Demand Reform in First 100 Days of a New Congress

This morning, we weep. The Supreme Court issued a 4-4 ruling in U.S. v. Texas, and in doing so, denied peace of mind to millions across the country who are at risk of having their families torn apart due to our broken immigration system. As people of faith, we know that we are all called to welcome the stranger and protect families. Today, the Supreme Court denied both of these sacred truths.
Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are responsible efforts to prioritize resources and protect families. The Supreme Court had the opportunity to provide clarity and guidance for the nation. Instead, they turned their backs on our immigrant sisters and brothers.
Today's decision means that all Pope Francis voters must double-down on ensuring that immigration is a deciding issue at the polls this fall. There is a lot riding on this election in November. As Pope Francis says, "we must build bridges, not walls." Join me today in calling your Members of Congress to remind them that the solution lies in comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.
To call your Senators, dial 1-888-738-3058.
Call twice to reach both Senators
To call your Representative, dial 1-888-410-0619.
When you call, here's what you might say:
"My name is Lee, and I am a member of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice. I am devastated by today's Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Texas, but I know that the real solution lies in congressional action on immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. This is a voting issue for me. Will the [SENATOR/CONGRESSPERSON] commit to immigration reform in the first 100 days of a new Congress?"
Please share this message with your friends and neighbors, and share our statement. Let us turn our weeping into righteous anger and action-- we need immigration reform now!
In gratitude,
Sister Simone Campbell
Executive Director

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