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Immigrants and Refugees

Loretto strongly advocates for the needs of our neighbors and holds a special place in its heart for immigrants, migrants and refugees. We join with the universal Church is seeing the goodness of all people and welcome all with open arms. We tell the story of the immigrant to all who will listen and speak up on behalf of human life. Learn about our Justice and Peace work.

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Immigration Spotlight – October 27, 2023

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2022 /

LACC invites you to join the next “Immigration Spotlight” on October 27, 2023, which will look at issues around the U.S.-Mexico Border. The Latin America Caribbean Committee’s Immigration Spotlight is…

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Immigration Spotlight – July 28, 2023

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2022 /

LACC invites you to join the next “Immigration Spotlight” on July 28, 2023, which will explore issues concerning Farmworkers. The Latin America Caribbean Committee’s Immigration Spotlight is a bi-monthly opportunity…

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Immigration Spotlight – April 28, 2023

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2022 /

LACC invites you to join the “Immigration Spotlight” on April 28, 2023, discussing issues around the U.S.-Mexico border. The Latin America Caribbean Committee’s Immigration Spotlight is a bi-monthly opportunity to…

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Immigration Spotlight – January 27th, 2023

By Loretto Community / December 28, 2022 /

LACC invites you to join the next “Immigration Spotlight” on January 27, 2023, which will look at Haitian/African migrants. The Latin America Caribbean Committee’s Immigration Spotlight is a bi-monthly opportunity…

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Coloradans donate more than 30,000 items for migrants, nonprofit says

By Loretto Community / December 27, 2022 /

Published on Denver 7, December 20, 2022 Loretto co-member Mary Helen Sandoval was featured in a news report broadcast December 20, 2022, on Denver 7, the ABC-affiliated TV station in…

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Immigration Spotlight – September 30, 2022

By Loretto Community / September 26, 2022 /

LACC invites you to join “Immigration Spotlight” for a communal viewing of a documentary called “THE RACE GAP IN THE U.S. – Hispanics”. The video depicts some of the risks…

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Immigration Spotlight – August 26, 2022

By Loretto Community / August 22, 2022 /

Join LACC for Immigration Spotlight this Friday, August 26, at 11:00 am EDT for information on the recent crack downs in El Salvador and Nicaragua, including the closure the Missionaries…

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Immigration Spotlight – July 29, 2022

By Loretto Community / July 22, 2022 /

Join LACC for Immigration Spotlight and meet two of our new friends from the lobbying trip to DC. Daniella Burgi-Palomino is the Co-director of the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) since 2019…

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LoVos come together in support of migrants

By Annie Rosenkranz / July 6, 2022 /
Seven smiling people look down to the camera. A statue of the risen Christ on the cross towers above them in the clear blue sky.

Encuentro is Spanish for meeting, gathering, encounter — the act of coming together. For the Loretto Volunteer Program, our experience of encuentro at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso this…

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Loretto’s LACC: Advocating for Human Rights, Racial Justice and Building Community

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2022 /
Two Black women assist two children at a buffet table.

Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) celebrates Black History Month by honoring the intersection between the Black Lives Matter and immigrant rights movements. Migrants throughout the United States and at the…

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Flames of love and commitment burn on after war

By Loretto Community / December 8, 2021 /
Two women, one Vietnamese and one White, embrace and smile for the camera.

Standing with the adoptees … now grown By Mary Louise Denny SL There is often a deeply rooted need for a sense of belonging. Susan Carol McDonald SL knew this…

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A life lived for the sake of the other

By Christina Manweller / December 8, 2021 /
A woman cradles a dozing infant in this archival photo.

In May 1973, 28-year-old Susan Carol McDonald SL arrived in Vietnam to work with Rosemary Taylor, an Australian nurse who had been caring for orphans and arranging for their adoptions…

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