So you’ve signed the pledge. Now what?
Thank you for standing in solidarity with those seeking asylum by taking the pledge! We look forward to sharing updates with you as well as more opportunities to get involved in the weeks to come. In the meantime, we invite you to check out 3 ways to stand with children, women, and men who are part of the migrant caravan.
Being a Voice of Truth and Compassion — Spread the Word
- Send the pledge to 5 friends!
- Share the pledge on social media — use the sample tweets/posts below:
- Utilize these social media images when you share:
Taking Action and Advocating
- Join our partners at Jesuit Refugee Service USA in calling on Congress to strongly oppose President Trump’s Proclamation and advocate for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. Take Action Now!
- Invite your faith community to become part of the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Campaign for Hospitality — joining the Campaign means engaging your community in education, public support, and action in promoting hospitality toward those who migrate. Join Today!
Accompanying and Supporting
Organizations across the country are working every day to welcome migrants and provide much-needed services and resources.
A few organizations that the Ignatian Solidarity Network has come to know on the border include:
Kino Border Initiative (Nogales, Arizona and Nogales Sonora, Mexico)
A binational organization that works in the area of migration and is located in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Offers direct humanitarian assistance and accompaniment with migrants; social and pastoral education with communities on both sides of the border; and participation in collaborative networks that engage in research and advocacy to transform local, regional, and national immigration policies.
Diocese of the Rio Grande Valley Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center (McAllen, Texas)
The respite center is located at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in McAllen, Texas and provides a place for the countless men, women, children, and infant refugees to rest, have a warm meal, a shower, and change into clean clothing as well as receive medicine and other supplies, before continuing onto their journey.
Annunciation House (El Paso, Texas)
In a Gospel spirit of service and solidarity, Annunciation House accompanies the migrant, homeless, and economically vulnerable peoples of the border region through hospitality, advocacy, and education. They have three facilities that serve men, women, and children who are in some way on a migration journey.
We would also encourage support of local Catholic Charities offices, which serve children, women, and men who have come to the U.S. seeking asylum, as well as immigrants with other immigration status situations.
Thank you for your faithful witness and stay tuned for further opportunities to take action!