Undocumented Students in Jesuit Higher Education

In 2010, Fairfield University, Santa Clara University, and Loyola University Chicago launched a 2-year study to understand legal and social context, attitudes and social current practices in Jesuit institutions of higher education in the United States regarding undocumented students. It is estimated that only 5-10% of the 65,000 undocumented students that graduate from an American high school each year are able to enter post-secondary education.

The site contains key report findings, initiatives for undocumented students in Jesuit higher education, and additional resources at the local, national, legal, internship, and advocacy levels.

Link: http://www.fairfield.edu/academics/schoolscollegescenters/academiccenters/centerforfaithandpubliclife/researchscholarship/immigrantstudentproject/otherresources/

Immigration – Undocumented Students, Student Experience

DREAMer Testimony from the Undocumented Students in Higher Education Hearing in February 2013.

Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity

A 2000 U.S. Bishops Statement on immigration: “Unity in diversity is the vision that we bishops, as pastors of the Church in the United States, offer to our people as they welcome the new immigrants and refugees who come to our shores.”

Source: U.S. Conferece of Catholic Bishops
Date: November 15, 2000
Link: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/cultural-diversity/pastoral-care-of-migrants-refugees-and-travelers/resources/welcoming-the-stranger-among-us-unity-in-diversity.cfm

Immigration Reform Fact Sheet

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

Link: http://www.networklobby.org/files/Immigration%20Reform%20Fact%20Sheet1.pdf

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.


Link: http://www.justiceforimmigrants.org/index.shtml

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
Link: http://www.justiceforimmigrants.org/facts.shtml

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]

Link: http://www.loyno.edu/jsri/

Immigration Policy Update

Mary Small, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, offers an immigration policy update at the 2013 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice