Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 265

Causes of Mass Migration are Not Simple. Explore the reasons behind mass migration by participating in a webinar from Justice for Immigrants – “Tackling Root Causes: Mass Migration at Its Source.” Thursday, February 28th at 2:00 p.m.

Do You Work with Newcomer Families? Justice for Immigrants recommends a great handbook and other resources from Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services.

Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus. After two years of discernment, the Jesuits have announced four major preferences to guide their apostolic endeavors for the next ten years. Those preferences include “walking alongside the poor, marginalized, excluded and those who the world considers worthless in a ministry of reconciliation justice.” Read more online and reflect on how you can unite with them in prayer, if nothing else. Pope Francis, himself a Jesuit, finds Christ in refugees and migrants and exhorts all to do the same. Read more from Catholic News Service.

ICYMI – Myths of Immigration. As with most controversial issues, there are many myths related to immigration – jumping ahead of the line, high crime, taking jobs and more. See the facts from the Jesuits. The Jesuit Refugee Service calls on policymakers for compassion and recognition of the human dignity of asylum seekers.