Oblate Voices is a JPIC blog that follows stories of hope and is about how Oblates and associates live and experience mission work in the spirit of the Oblate founder, St Eugene De Mazenod of responding to the needs of poor and most abandoned around the world.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Executive Action: Keeping Migrant Families Together

Missionary Oblates JPIC join with other religious communities in celebrating President Obama historic action to provide deportation relief to an estimated 5 million of our undocumented immigrant brothers and sisters.

We applaud the President's executive decision to keep families together and thankful for his leadership in providing relief from the threat of deportation. Millions of people’s lives have been changed because of the brave organizing efforts of immigrants, people of faith and other allies.

People of faith stand with the President in celebrating this bold initiative, but we also re-commit to working alongside so many undocumented individuals who are still left out of this plan. A permanent solution awaits Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

National Call in Days to Protect Immigrant Families from deportation Nov. 5 -13

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Justice for Immigrants campaign will sponsor a week of call-in days to the White House. 

Starting on November 5 to November 13, the feast of St. Frances of Cabrini, the patroness of immigrants, U.S. Catholic Bishops initiative is urging protection for families facing deportation.

The call-in days comes as the Obama Administration pledged to take action on immigration after the November 2014 mid term elections.

Everyone is encouraged to call the White House every day during the call-in period and convey this message.  

Call the White House at 1-855-589-5698 and leave the message: "Protect as many immigrants and their families as possible from deportation."

More information at  www.justiceforimmigrants.org