Comprehensive Immigration Reform Update 10

House of Representatives. The House of Representatives adjourned for its August recess until early September without taking any action on any aspect of immigration reform. While negotiations continue during the recess, it is doubtful that any action will take place on the floor of the House before sometime in October.

In conjunction with our Catholic lobbying partners, such as Catholic Charities and Catholic Relief Services, we will continue to keep Catholic teaching on immigration reform before our elected representatives. Homily helps, draft bulletin inserts, and updated background papers on key issues are still available at the Justice for Immigrants website.

(Reminder) Archdiocesan Immigration Reform Implementation Task Force. The Archdiocesan Justice and Peace Ministry will offer a program on “Immigration Reform: The Call to Participation” at St. Andrew’s Church on September 14 to present an authentically Catholic approach to immigration reform. In addition, a video and handouts from the Task Force’s June 19 presentation are still available on the Georgia Catholic Conference website: http://georgiacc.org/

Please take time to contact members of the House of Representatives and ask for support for comprehensive immigration reform. They may be most effectively contacted through the USCCB Justice for Immigrants website at:

http://www.capwiz.com/justiceforimmigrants/issues/alert/?alertid=62312721&type=CO

The website helps identify the correct representative for each individual depending on voting residence.

I can provide additional information on request.