Over the last couple years, our Immigration Task Force has endeavored to reach out to those incarcerated by ICE in the Butler County Jail. We've sent them a post card to - at minimum - let them know that they are not forgotten, that they are loved, and that we are praying for them. In some cases, those incarcerated have sought out help, and through our network of partners, we've tried to provide assistance. If you are interested in getting involved in this project, we'd love to have your help (because there are a lot of folks being held). Please send an email to Andrew Musgrave, (firstname.lastname@example.org), our director, for more information and/or to sign up. Please prayerfully consider this great opportunity to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are truly and fully on the margins.
Immigration Advocacy Opportunity The Supreme Court is currently considering the case for Dreamers (those currently protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program). Concurrently, the House has already passed H.R. 6 which would provide critical permanent legal protection to DACA recipients, and the Senate is considering its partner bill, S. 874, the Dream Act of 2019 (both of which are supported by the US bishops conference). We encourage you to take action, encouraging our Senators to support this legislation. To do so, please click here. We also encourage you to reach out directly to our Senators and ask them to support the bill. You can reach Senator Portman's office at 513.684.3265 and Senator Brown's office at 513.684.1021.