Immigration Reform Fact Sheet

Immigration reform talking points from NETWORK: Catholic Social Justice Lobby.


CCHD and Catholic Charities Letter to Senators on Minimum Wage

“On behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities USA, we write to express our concern with the ongoing decent jobs crisis as well as the resulting inequality in our communities and country. We urge you to consider closely any legislation that begins to heal our broken economy by promoting decent work and ensuring fair and just compensation for all workers.”

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Date: January 8, 2014

Raise the Minimum Wage Campaign

A project of National Employment Law Project, Raise the Minimum Wage provides a rich selection of informational resources, quick facts, and ways to take action on minimum wage legislation.

Source: National Employment Law Project

100 Years of Broken-Record Opposition to the Minimum Wage

“This report documents the rhetorical onslaught launched by minimum wage opponents over the past 100 years. Rather than approaching these claims at face value, we step back and review how minimum wage opponents have presented their case through roughly a century’s worth of public statements, Congressional testimonies, editorials, media interviews, and other public records, devoting a critical eye to the trajectory of these criticisms over time.”

Source: National Employment Law Project / Cry Wolf Project
Date: 2013


Big 3 Myths Surrounding Minimum Wage

Interfaith Worker Justice’s responses to the big 3 minimum wage myths, plus 3 bonus myths.

Source: Interfaith Worker Justice

Justice for Immigrants

The Justice for Immigrants campaign is a project of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Its primary objectives include educating the public, creating political will for positive immigration reform, enacting reforms based on the principles articulated by the bishops, and organizing Catholic networks to assist qualified immigration to obtain the benefits of reforms.



Immigration Facts and Figures

Justice for Immigrants’ facts and figures page includes frequently asked questions, immigration basics, and countering immigration myths.

Source: Justice for Immigrants

Immigration Questions and Answers

The U.S. Jesuit Conference provides answers to 11 of the tough questions asked by Congressional staff when advocating for humane immigration reform.

Source: U.S. Jesuit Conference

Jesuit Social Research Institute

The Jesuit Social Research Institute works to transform the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education, and advocacy on the core issues of poverty, race, and migration. The Institute is a collaboration of Loyola University New Orleans and the Society of Jesus rooted in thefaith that does justice. [2011]


Ignatian Volunteer Corps

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps® (IVC) provides men and women, most age 50 or better, opportunities to serve others and to transform lives in the United States. IVC matches the talents of experienced Volunteers with the greatest social needs of our time.