The Society has been at the forefront in promoting Immigration Reform.
Action Alerts have been issued over time, the most recent just last March, with the following strong words by Sheila Gilbert, the National SVdP President: “Let me be clear: Those of us who support reasonable and overdue changes to our broken immigration system will lose this fight unless Catholics and other supporters of immigrants step up NOW and call, email and write their Senators and Congressional representatives to urge them to support reform”.
Even if you have already responded to the Action Alert, please resend the message to your legislators, every week or two, to remind them that we want this issue resolved. Just click on the following link and you'll see a simple, direct message that you can send to your elected representatives. (Please include any personal stories regarding immigrants whom you've helped):
It is our moral responsibility not to let this opportunity for immigrants slip away once again. In 2006, messages sent to legislators against Immigration Reform were ten times greater than those in favor.
A summary of bill S. 744, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act the bill is available from Sen. Rubio’s office.
For specific provisions, please see: