Action Alert: Journey with Migrants Out of the Shadows, Into the Light

June 27, 2014
As we begin the Lenten journey today, we remember the many migrants who, like Jesus, traveled through the desert wilderness, sometimes without food and water, risking their lives to escape violence or put food on the plates of their family back home. Like Jesus, the journey through the desert was in preparation for the challenges yet to come.
For Lent reminds us of the brokenness of our immigration policies that keep people in the shadows and separate families. Yet Jesus calls is to build a kingdom that welcomes all God’s people. Ask Congress to support faithful immigration reform that brings our immigrant sisters and brothers out of the shadows.
This Lenten season, we join faith communities across the country to pray, fast, and act for immigration reform. After a powerful witness of praying and fasting together in December on the National Mall, people of faith and immigrants are on the bus, taking their message of hope across the country. You can join them. Ask your Representative to support faithful immigration reform.
As people of faith, we are called to walk with our immigrant sisters and brothers. “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do her wrong. You shall love her as yourself” (Lv. 19:33-34). Columbans live this out daily by accompanying undocumented immigrants throughout the U.S. who live in fear of coming out of the shadows.
In this Lenten season, be a light towards faithful immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship, reunites families that have been devastatingly separated, and prevents dangerous deportations.

Scott Wright
CCAO Director