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Office for Immigrant Affairs & Immigration Education

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The Office for Immigrant Affairs & Immigration Education was created by the Archdiocese of Chicago in July 2009 to combine the efforts of education and advocacy for comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform with our new Immigrant-to-Immigrant Ministry (e.g., Pastoral Migratoria).

Blog posts by Office for Immigrant Affairs & Immigration Education

  • Monday, October 14, 2013

    Walking and Praying in Hope for Immigration Reform

    Pope Francis, on the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, stated that “Hope is the virtue of those who, experiencing conflict—the struggle between life and death, good and evil—believe in the resurrection of Christ, in the victory of love.”1  We as Catholic are not only people of faith but people of hope.  We hope in events that are beyond our sight or comprehension.  Every Easter we hope for the resurrection, in our daily lives we hope that we are being guided by a loving God of life.  It is something that sustains us and that gives us the strength to continue on the journey to build the Kingdom of God.


  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    40-Days of Prayer, Fasting and Action for Congress

    In late June, the United States Senate, through a bi-partisan collaboration, passed their version of a comprehensive immigration bill.  Speaking on behalf of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles reaffirmed that this was commendable, but that there is still work to do.1  He is right.  In the coming weeks the House of Representatives will return from their summer recess bearing the responsibility for proposing and debating their own immigration bill.