The emergence of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube) in recent years has made the task of engaging the community easier and in many respects more effective, whether the purpose is to educate, build awareness, or elicit action on an issue.
Resources to engage the community in advocacy work for immigration reform (e.g. contacting elected officials) using various social media and e-messaging follow below. We encourage you to visit this page and our Facebook page regularly for updates and more information.
Immediate Action Needed: Please urge your Senators and Representative to oppose legislative efforts to strip protections away from unaccompanied children who are fleeing from violence in Central America and seeking refuge in the United States. This includes, among others, efforts to reduce protections by changing the Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act (2008) or the Homeland Security Act (2002). Urge them to pass a supplemental that provides for the care and protection of vulnerable children, ensures that their due process rights are preserved, and addresses the root causes of their flight, particularly violence in their home countries. Also, use part of the supplemental to fully restore critical ORR FY2014 funding for refugees and all the other vulnerable populations under the care of ORR. (Take Action Here)
Send a Justice for Immigrants electronic postcard to your Representative asking that they pass immigration reform (Provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants) [Click Here]
Social Media Tips for Online Action (Developed by Religious Sisters in our Network) [English, Spanish]
Office for Immigrant Affairs Facebook Page [Click Here]
Office for Immigrant Affairs Twitter Page [Click Here]
"The reality of migration, given its new dimensions in our age of globalization, needs to be approached and managed in a new, equitable and effective manner; more than anything, this calls for international cooperation and a spirit of profound solidarity and compassion." ~Pope Francis, 2014 World Day of Migrants and Refugees