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Imagine growing up with your classmates from elementary school through high school with the dream of one day going to college, only to discover that you are in fact an undocumented immigrant," began Dr. Eugene Cornacchia, President of Saint Peter's University, in a recent Huffington Post op-ed in support of New Jersey's DREAM Act legislation.
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As communities across the country continue to increase their advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform and encourage the House of Representatives to take action, faith, immigrant rights and labor leaders launched a “Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship" in mid-November.
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"This year’s Teach-In and lobbying came at a significant time for faith-based advocacy in our country,” said Christopher Kerr, executive director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network. “Not only were IFTJ participants be moved by powerful speeches and prayers, but their advocacy on Capitol Hill made a difference. Now is the time for humane comprehensive immigration reform, greater respect for minimum-wage workers, and action in support of our most vulnerable neighbors.”