BY ISN STAFF | September 14, 2011
The Interfaith Immigration Coalition is inviting faith communities across the country to be part of DREAM Sabbath 2011 by integrating stories of DREAM students in prayers, readings, reflections, or study sessions, as a way to help educate and spread awareness about students who could be positively impacted by the passage of the DREAM Act. This effort is being supported by the Justice for Immigrants USCCB campaign and the U.S. Jesuit Conference Social and International Ministries Office among many.
What is the DREAM Act?
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act is a bipartisan bill that would allow a select group of immigrant students to contribute fully to America. It would give these students a chance to earn legal status if they came to the U.S. as children (15 or under), are long-term U.S. residents (continuous physical presence for at least five years), have good moral character, graduate from high school (or obtain a GED), and complete two years of college or military service in good standing. [SOURCE: Interfaith Immigration Coalition]
How can I get involved in DREAM Sabbath?
Visit the Interfaith Immigration Coalition DREAM Sabbath resource page at:
Learn more about the DREAM Act from Justice for Immigrants at:
How can I share what my faith community is doing for DREAM Sabbath?
Post information and photos about your activities on ISN’s Facebook page at:
Contact ISN at [email protected] if you are interested in writing a guest blog post about your efforts!
How can I get more connected with DREAM Act advocacy?
Attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington,DC, from November 12-14! Attend workshops and advocacy training sessions that will prepare you to participate in an Ignatian Day of Advocacy on Monday, November 14th on Capitol Hill.