Advocacy Update on Migration, October, 2018

Pending Rule Change to Negatively Impact Lives of Immigrants

The administration is expected to issue a proposed rule making it much more difficult for immigrants to apply for legal immigration status in the United States. The proposed rule drastically expands the definition of what it means to be a "public charge," which could prevent an immigrant from maintaining or obtaining legal immigration status. After the rule is announced by USCIS, there will be a 60-day period for public comment. Here are resources to take action.

Light in the Darkness: Vigil for Immigrant Families

Participate in the Campaign for Hospitality - pick up a prayer card at Gesu.

Family separation

New materials by the Catholic Justice for Immigrants Campaign on the JFI website. For information on pending congressional legislation, click for the House chart and the Senate chart on the JFI website.

Statement from Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology

This statement expresses disappointment with EPA's new "Affordable Clean Energy Rule" and scraps the previous Clean Power Plan which mandated stronger and more comprehensive environmental protections.

Who Is My Neighbor In A Climate-Threatened World?

New faith and education resources from the Catholic Climate Covenant.

Mark your calendars for Catholics at the Capitol, April 30, 2019.

Every two years, the Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) joins several Catholic organizations in hosting Catholics at the Capitol. Hundreds of Wisconsin Catholics come to Madison for this day of formation and legislative advocacy. Catholics at the Capitol 2019 will take place at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 and will celebrate both the Wisconsin Catholic Conference's 50th Anniversary and 20 years of hosting Catholics at the Capitol. Registration will be available on the WCC website in several months.