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Ignatian Family Advocacy Month reaches over 171 U.S. Congressional Offices

Ignatian Family Advocacy Month (IFAM), a national advocacy effort of the Ignatian Solidarity Network in partnership with the U.S. Jesuit Conference, inspired hundreds of advocates from Jesuit universities, high schools, parishes, and ministries to engage in legislative advocacy on three priority issues: humane comprehensive immigration reform, the fair minimum wage act, and protecting the SNAP program.
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Immigration: Review Policies, Congressional Standstill, Bishops on the Border

While Congress is at a standstill on immigration the Obama administration recently announced that the Department of Homeland Security will review U.S. deportation policies.
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Jesuit University Presidents Join in Ash Wednesday Fast for Immigration Reform

Jesuit university presidents from five institutions have joined twenty three other Catholic college and university colleagues who committed to fasting for comprehensive reform in solidarity with the national Fast for Families movement on Ash Wednesday. Fr. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. (Loyola University Chicago), Dr. Antoine Garibaldi (University of Detroit Mercy), Dr. Thayne McCulloh (Gonzaga University), Fr. Steve Privett, S.J. (University of San Francisco) and Fr. Kevin Wildes, S.J. (Loyola University New Orleans) will participate in the fast, which was coordinated by Faith in Public Life.