By: Roxane Ramos
The Jesuits of the United States, Jesuit Refugee Services/USA, and the Kino Border Initiative have issued a statement welcoming President Obama’s recent executive action to end the legislative gridlock and place pressure on Congress to make immigration reform the priority the American public know it to be. Though the President’s order will provide temporary stays of deportation to as many as five million undocumented migrants who live in fear of discovery and separation from their families, there are still crucial aspects of the immigration issue that remain unaddressed—legal pathways to citizenship, refuge for those facing life-threatening violence, and relief for another 6 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. A permanent solution is needed to repair our long-broken immigration system, and the KBI continues to advocate for comprehensive, just and compassionate policies that recognize the dignity of the human person, offer safety to those in danger, and keep families together. We encourage you to read on and join our efforts.
Click on link for official statement. http://www.jesuit.org/news-