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LACC Spotlights Attention on Seeking Justice for Immigrants, Migrants, Farmworkers, Detainees & Asylum Seekers

Posted on February 8, 2021, by Loretto Community

The Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) is pleased to present its daily Facebook messages on immigration reform, support and humanitarian help at the border, migrant justice, advocacy for farm workers, detainees and asylum seekers to energize us and sustain our commitment. Every day we, the members of LACC, will bring you a new topic on Facebook. And every day, we will propose this action:

LACC Action Item

Contact your representatives directly with a few simple clicks or texts! LACC has provided the text of a letter, urging representatives to support Biden’s immigration reform bill, and ResistBot will open, close and send the letter for you.

Send your letter with any of the options below, and share with family and friends!

  1. Facebook Messenger – Follow the steps in this simple tutorial video, and send the message SIGN PIHHXG to use the letter in the image.
  2. Text Messaging – Text SIGN PIHHXG to recipient number 50409 to send the letter in the image.

To learn more about using ResistBot and/or write your representatives about other issues, follow the steps in this simple tutorial video.

Watch for These Topics in this Week’s Facebook Posts 

Monday, Feb. 8, we introduce you to our “Immigration Spotlight,” a one-hour Zoom session that takes place twice a month every other Friday where we spotlight an issue near and dear to our LACC work, whether it be an emerging topic or updates on our existing work. This year brings new opportunities for highlighting new and old partners and collaborators. To participate in this week’s Immigration Spotlight, sign up here. There is an LACC action item at the end of every “Immigration Spotlight,” starting with the “ResistBot” action outlined above.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, we feature our longtime partners, the National Farm Workers Ministry, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, highlighting the vulnerable situation of the farmworkers under COVID-19.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, we focus on President Biden’s new immigration reform bill sent to Congress on the first day of his administration to restore humanity and American values to our immigration system.

Thursday, Feb. 11, the focus is on the more than 500 migrant children separated from their families at the border and reunification efforts by the new Biden administration to reunite them with their parents. Following the Loretto Community letter to the Faith Engagement Office of the Biden/Harris Transition Team, the LACC will continue to monitor and stay abreast of this situation. 

Friday, Feb. 12, our focus turns to detention centers and the situation at the border, featuring how LACC advocates for the release of all immigrants held in detention prisons and for the closing of these prisons run by private prison management corporations. It also will include information about how Loretto works with and supports the efforts of local border activist organizations “No More Deaths” and “Tucson Samaritans.”  

Remember to engage in the daily actions and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @JusticeLACC. 

The next “Immigration Spotlight” will take place at 11 a.m. EST Friday, Feb. 12. We hope to see you there.

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