“I came to the United States when I was 8 years old and my first two years were full of fear… My dream is to be able to see my kids grow up without the fear and anxiety that I did being here in the United States. We should not hesitate to do what is morally right and create a pathway to citizenship for [undocumented immigrants].”–DACA Recipient and United Methodist Licensed Local Pastor, Cassy Nunez shared her story during a recent press conference with the Interfaith Immigration Coalition
Every day, 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States are at risk. Without a pathway to citizenship, individuals in these communities continue to live under the threat of deportation and family separation.
Pastor Nunez’s story is not unique. Our advocacy and organizing staff at Church and Society regularly hear stories of fear and anxiety from undocumented community members. The dreams and realities in each story fuel us to continue pushing for relief and justice for our neighbors.
While some hopeful first steps have recently been taken in Congress, there is much work to be done. This is why we launched the All of Us Campaign with National Justice for Our Neighbors last week, calling for federal legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
The resiliency and determination of individuals in the undocumented community inspires our work at Church and Society. Their lives, stories and prophetic vision for peace and transformation keep us committed to seeking justice with them. We will not give up, but we need your help.
Our advocacy and organizing is most effective when supporters like you donate to Church and Society. As advocates, we know that the “arc of the moral universe is long”, but your gifts energize and help sustain our work along the way. And because of your help, we know that one day there will be justice for all of us.
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