JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS
The primary objectives are:
- To educate the public, especially Catholic organizations and political leaders on the Church's teachings on migration and immigrants.
- To create political will for positive immigration reform.
- To enact legislative and administrative reforms based on the principles articulated by the USCCB.
- To organized Catholic institutions to assist qualified immigrants to benefit from reforms.
We recognize the conditions that compel people to leave their homes because of lack of the lack of opportunity to provide for themselves and their families and JFI also works with the Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty.
Our local chapter of Justice for Immigrants has helped influence legislation on the local level in Santa Clara County as well as on the National level. We have representatives from our Statewide and National coalitions fighting for immigration reform. In 2010 we were awarded the Beacon of Light award by the County of Santa Clara. If you are interested in becoming involved with Justice for Immigrants, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.