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Why I’m Walking 100 Miles for Migrant Rights

As a mother of two little girls, aged 4 and 6, the photograph of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi, the waves lapping the face of his lifeless body, shook me.

But the tears came much later — not as I saw more and more images of migrant and refugee suffering in the news, but when I saw families in Europe with signs welcoming refugees, standing by the roadside with food and water. What’s moved me most are the images and stories of everyday people not waiting for government policy, but choosing love and taking action.

Locals to join 100 Women, 100 Miles march for immigration reform

One hundred women from around the country will begin an eight-day walk Tuesday from the York County Prison to Washington D.C. in a display of support and solidarity for immigration reform.

From York the women will march through New Freedom to Monkton, Md.; then on to Lutherville-Timonium, Md.; through Baltimore and Jessup, Md.. There sill be one more stop in Silver Spring, Md. before their arrival in D.C. before Pope Francis' arrival there.

One hundred women from around the country will begin an eight-day walk Tuesday

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One hundred women from around the country will begin an eight-day walk Tuesday from the York County Prison to Washington D.C. in a display of support and solidarity for immigration reform. From York the women will march through New Freedom to Monkton, Md.

New York is expecting Pope Francis’ visit on September 23-rd. Reason why 100 migrant women from around the nation are preparing for his visit.

Where Pope Francis Goes, Rallies and Protests Will Follow

Nat­alicia Tracy knows what it’s like to be un­doc­u­mented, to make $25 per week as a live-in nanny, not to have a say in set­ting her own wages be­cause of her former status as an un­doc­u­mented im­mig­rant. [...] Tracy, the Brazili­an Work­er Cen­ter’s ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or, is par­ti­cip­at­ing in part of a 100-mile pil­grim­age. It starts at the York County, Pennsylvania, de­ten­tion cen­ter Sept. 15 and ar­rives in Wash­ing­ton on Sept. 22—the same day as Fran­cis.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2015

Contact: 

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.

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