Beginning today, March 12, until Thursday, March 14, people of faith across the country will take to the phone lines to ask elected officials to support real and inclusive comprehensive immigration reform.
The more calls, the stronger the message. Will you join us? Pick up the phone today and urge your representatives to support fair immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, protects all workers regardless of immigration status, and ends harsh enforcement of flawed immigration laws.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
As I reflect on Hebrews 13: 1-4, I think about all the inhumane detention centers that hold hundreds of thousands of our immigrant brothers and sisters. These for-profit detention centers are making billions of dollars in profits by capitalizing on people's pain.
Every day, more than 11 million of our brothers and sisters - young and old - live in the shadows. Their immigration status makes them vulnerable targets for abuse and injustice, especially in the workplace. They live in constant fear of deportation and forced separation from their families and communities. No person should have to live with that level of fear and alienation.
As people of faith, we are called to welcome and care for the strangers in our midst. As people of faith, we are called to take action and demand an overhaul of a broken, unjust, and inhumane immigration system.