Immigration Working Group

Monthly Immigration Vigils

Join the CSJ Immigration Working Group and other immigrant advocates at the monthly Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM) prayer vigil at the Minneapolis Whipple Federal Building on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. (both in-person and online). 

Mark your calendars as well to join the CSJ community along with the Basilica of St. Mary’s Circle of Welcome and Immigrant Support Ministry Team for a special co-hosted vigil on Tuesday morning, May 9 at 7:30 a.m. at the Whipple Federal Building.  

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Recent Monthly Immigration Vigil

Check out the video of the special vigil hosted by the CSJ community along with the Basilica of St. Mary’s Circle of Welcome and Immigrant Support Ministry Team, the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, Ascension Parish, and Twin Cities Nonviolent.  Vigil attendees heard from two young adult speakers from Ascension Parish and from the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM), ILCM staff attorney Kerry McGuire and Bernard Hebda, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Also see press coverage of the vigil in the Catholic Spirit.  

Join us for next month’s ICOM prayer vigil.   

Advocacy Actions for Immigrants  

The CSJ Immigration Working Group continues to advocate on behalf of our immigrant dear neighbors.  Take a moment to consider some of advocacy opportunities to support the immigrant community or other actions on the CSJ Take Action webpage. 

The CSJ community continues to pray and actively speak out in support of our immigrant neighbors as seen in some of the following community statements:

  • The leadership of the Sisters released a recent statement supporting Immigrants and Refugees, especially children placed in unsafe detention conditions and other concerning humanitarian crises impacting our immigrant neighbors. Read the full statement.
  • The CSJ Federation Statement Welcoming and Calling for Humane Treatment of Arriving Migrants. Read the full statement here.

The CSJ Immigration Working Group Goals:

  • Educating ourselves and the wider community on issues of Immigration; 
  • Advocating individually and as a community for systemic change and 
  • Addressing the immediate needs of immigrant communities, locally and nationally. 

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