June 30, 2014

MIA Prayer Intention for the Coming Week

MIA supports the Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas in their call on the US Congress to address the issue of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America seeking refuge in the United States.

We pray for the welfare and safety of these unprotected and vulnerable children and youth, forced into migration as a result of a culture of fear and hopelessness.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA

Editor: Last Wednesday (25 June) Bishop Mark J Seitz of El Paso, Texas,testified before the House Judiciary Committee, on behalf of the USCCB Committee on Migration. Since October, more than 52,000 unaccompanied children, the large majority from the countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, have crossed into the United States.  Bishop Seitz's testimony can be read here (16 pps;pdf)

Image: The footprints are the logo used by the Institute for Immigration issues, one of the five 'critical concerns' of the Institute. Read more here (PDF)

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