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U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph
Corporate Voice Statement on Immigration

Compelled by the Gospel and by our heritage to be responsive to the dear neighbor without distinction, we call on President Obama and Congress to enact an immigration policy that is both just and comprehensive. We believe that this policy must include:
  • A plan for addressing applicant backlogs for permanent residence, with family unity as a priority.
  • An effective program for temporary workers.
  • A realistic path to earned legalization.
  • Restoration of due process protections and reformed detention policies for those detained in the immigration system.
  • Effective border security that recognizes the human rights of all people.
  • A process whereby students who are children of undocumented families can earn a college degree and become gainfully employed. We must remember that these children are here through no fault of their own; and their only desire is to become a citizen of the nation in which they have grown up.
New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia Presented 2,500 letters requesting driver licenses for all immigrants — June 2015

Click Here to view a New Sanctuary Movement video related to the event. SSJs appear around the 9:58 mark.


Pictured from left: Sister Mary Catherine Manley SSJ and Sister Lawrence Elizabeth Sandoli SSJ advocate for drivers licenses for all immigrants.


Pennsylvania State Representative greets Sister Lawrence Elizabeth Sandoli SSJ outside of his Philadelphia Office.


2,500 letters advocating driver licenses for all immigrants are delivered to Representative Keller's Philadelphia office.

A Portrait of the 11 Million Unauthorized Immigrants Residing in the United States
Economic Progress Via Legalization Interfaith Immigration Sign-on Statement
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)  (Education for Justice)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Q & A Guide (Immigration Policy Center)
The Myth of Self-Deportation (Immigration Policy Center)
Bad for Business: How Harsh Anti-Immigration Legislation Drains Budgets
The Real Meaning of Self-Deportation (Immigration Policy Center)

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