Updates

We Belong Together Urges Obama Administration to Immediately Release Mothers and Children from Family Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Last week a federal judge in California found that the Obama Administration’s practice of detaining families seeking refuge and protection in the United States violates a longstanding court agreement governing the detention of immigrant children.

Walking in Faith

More than 30 years ago, I was tasked with preparing Pope John Paul II’s meals during his visit to Oaxaca, Mexico, where I lived in a convent. This year I will join with 100 women to walk 100 miles to greet Pope Francis when he arrives in Washington, D.C.

Reflecting now, I see that my life has been a combination of faith, migration and service, exemplified by these experiences with the two popes.

100 Women Will Walk 100 Miles To Inspire Pope Francis To Keep Talking About Immigration

From the Huffington Post

After her husband was arrested in late 2013 for being an undocumented immigrant and locked up for five months in Pennsylvania’s York County Prison, Pilar Molina decided it was time to go to Mass. Every Tuesday morning, Molina, a Mexican-American mother of two, would arrive at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and pray for her husband’s safe return to their home outside Philadelphia.

100 Women Walking 100 Miles to Pope's D.C. Visit For Migrants

From NBC News

The pope's visit to the U.S. has inspired many to accomplish several different feats around the nation in time for his arrival. For 100 women and their supporters the feat will be to walk 100 miles to greet the Argentine Pope Francis II at his Washington D.C. stop to focus attention on the plight of migrants.

Women to Walk 100 Miles to Greet Pope in DC, Lift Up Call for Migrant Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668
bloewe@onpoint.pro

Pilgrimage from Detention Center to DC Starts September 15th

Washington, DC

Today We Belong Together along with the #Not1More Campaign, PICO, and others announced the Women’s Pilgrimage for Migrant Justice.

Inspired by the Pope’s powerful statements on immigration, migrant women and their supporters will set off on a one hundred mile pilgrimage in hopes of greeting the Pope in DC and ensuring that their message of dignity and justice for immigrant women, families, and communities is at the center of his conversations with elected leaders there.

We Belong Together Decries Obama Administration’s Flawed Justifications for Family Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668, bloewe@onpoint.pro

Washington, DC – Today in response to federal litigation examining the legality of detaining mothers and children fleeing violence for safety in the United States, the Obama Administration urged a federal court judge to continue allowing the jailing of mothers and children – including infants and toddlers – most of whom have experienced gender-based violence or other severe trauma.

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees (2015)

Jesus is “the evangelizer par excellence and the Gospel in person” (Evangelii Gaudium, 209). His solicitude, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalized, invites all of us to care for the frailest and to recognize his suffering countenance, especially in the victims of new forms of poverty and slavery.

We Belong Together Applauds Ruling on Family Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668,
bloewe@onpoint.pro

Administration Should Accept Judge's Order, Release Mothers and Children Immediately

Administration Should Accept Judge's Order, Release Mothers and Children Immediately

“The judge’s ruling last night affirms what mothers inside detention and their children have been exposing since the Administration reopened the practice of mass family detention last summer. Detention is deplorable, unsafe, and unnecessary.”

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