Friday, February 13, 2009

Immigration Reform Now!

Those who listened to Fr. José Eugenio Hoyos' radio show last weekend or attended Mass at San José, know that he has sent a letter to President Obama asking him to put a just and comprehensive immigration reform back on the national agenda. Sixty-six percent of Hispanics voted for President Obama. We turned out for him; now he needs to turn out for us and we know that many of our families include at least one indocumentado or someone who has been waiting for years to get a visa and be reunited with them.

I would like to invite readers of this blog to take several easy steps to help raise awareness about this issue from a Catholic perspective with our elected officials:

  1. Congress: Click here to send an e-mail message prepared by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Justice for Immigrants Campaign to your Congressional representative and senators.

  2. President Obama: Download and print the following letter (PDF format) and use it as a model to write your own message, or just add your signature, name, and mailing address and the date to the sample letter and mail it to the address at the top of the letter.

  3. Tell your friends: Now that you have acted, e-mail your friends and tell them how they can join this campaign for immigration reform. Refer them to this blog entry. If you are a blogger, you are welcome to copy this to your own blog.

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