"Os chamados 'ilegais' assim o são, não porque queiram descumprir a lei, mas porque a lei não lhes oferece nenhum caminho para a regularização nesse país, que precisa da mão de obra deles : Os imigrantes não estão quebrando a lei, ao contrário, é a lei que os está prejudicando."
Excelentíssimo Rev.Thomas Wenski, Bispo de Orlando
Como seguidores de Jesus, queremos que todos nossos irmãos independentemente de credo, cor, nacionalidade, gênero ou raça tenham ascesso aos direitos básicos necessários à uma vida digna. Motivados pela fé, além de reconhecermos a presença do Espírito de Deus sobre a Terra, devemos fazer nossa parte e tentar implementar medidas sócio-políticas que minimizem o sofrimento e a pobresa no mundo. Por isso convidamos você à AGIR AGORA. Nessa semana trazemos abaixo-assinados referentes aos direitos dos imigrantes.
Clique para saber mais, assinar e divulgar as petições abaixo.
1) Luiz Ramirez hate crime petition
It is time for the United States Department of Justice to intervene and file federal hate crime charges against those responsible for the brutal murder of Luis Ramirez in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. The Justice Department must send a strong message that violence targeting Latinos will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
We need you, and so does Luis Ramirez’s family. Will you join us in making sure the DOJ brings justice to Shenandoah, Pennsylvania?
Sign the petition below and urge the DOJ to bring hate crime charges against his assailants today.
Every petition will be hand delivered to the DOJ by a MALDEF representative.
TAKE ACTION NOW - SIGN Luiz Ramirez hate crime petition !
2) Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor H. Res. 278, the “Global Security Priorities” Resolution
Visit the Action Center and urge your members of Congress, especially those on the Foreign Affairs Committee, to co-sponsor the “Global Security Priorities” Resolution, H. Res. 278, reintroduced by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA) as their previous bill on the same topic expired in the last Congress.
3) Urge your Representative to support President Obama's efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Visit the Catholics Confront Global Poverty Action Center now and urge your Representative to sign a bipartisan letter to President Obama supporting his efforts to provide strong U.S. leadership to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Join Catholics Confront Global Poverty to be one in one million Catholics in the United States working to confront global poverty.
4) Support comprehensive immigration reform
Please let your representatives know immigration is an important issue!
Greetings JFI supporters!
The 111th Congress is now in session and President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday, January 20.
President Obama supports the passage of comprehensive immigration reform and promised during the campaign to move on this issue during his first year in office. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has stated that he expects immigration reform to be taken up by the Senate by the end of 2009, and Senators John McCain and Mel Martinez, both Republicans, have publicly stated that immigration reform should move forward and that Republicans should support it.
Now it is our job to make sure they stick to their committments!
Please take a few minutes to write a quick note to your Representatives urging them to support comprehensive immigration reform in the 111th Congress.