Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 211

Share the Journey Continues. Several weeks ago, Archbishop Gregory gathered leaders of other faiths and faithful of the Archdiocese of Atlanta to inaugurate the “Share the Journey” campaign introduced by Pope Francis. This campaign will last for two years and focus on the humanity of migrants and refugees around the world. The USCCB Justice for Immigrants campaign has prepared an excellent toolkit to progress through Advent with migrants and refugees in mind. Click here to find useful ideas.

Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message. Following a fifty-year papal tradition, Pope Francis has issued a statement in advance of World Day of Peace (January 1, 2018). The Holy Father emphasized four “mileposts for action” necessary to allow migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and trafficking victims the opportunity to find peace; including welcoming them, protecting and defending “the inviolable dignity of those who flee,” promoting integral human development and integrating them into society. Doing so enriches both those arriving and those welcoming. Read the Holy Father’s statement about men and women in search of peace.

Confused By Immigration Law? Immigration law is complex, but Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) offers training at all levels. You won’t become an expert, but a fundamentals program can help sorting out information for beginners.

ICYMI – This is Not News for Many in Georgia, But ICE Enforcement is Increasing Here. The New York Times recently reported on increase immigration enforcement in Georgia. Under the current administration, any undocumented individuals are vulnerable to deportation, not just those with a significant criminal record.