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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Federal Issues (7/13/17 update)

Human Life Action 

Pa Catholic Conference


USCCB's Catholics Confront Global Poverty 

We can ensure safety for refugees, including those from Syria, as well as their host communities.  As our noble efforts at assistance must not be hijacked, this blogger believes that our communications MUST specifically state that contraceptives/abortifacients MUST be excluded from "assistance."

USCCB's Justice for Immigrants

  • Stand with Refugees Action Alert
  • Action Alert to DHS: Extend TPS for Haitians
    PLEASE NOTE: "The Trump administration’s decision to allow 50,000 Haitian earthquake victims to remain in the United States prompted gratitude from the U.S. bishops’ conference, which stressed the need for continued work to aid Haitians here and in their home country.  'While this extension is helpful, it still leaves many Haitian families in the United States in an insecure and vulnerable position, particularly with respect to ensuring legal work authorization,' Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee, said May 23.  The Department of Homeland Security’s decision extended the Obama administration’s protections for Haitians who had arrived in the U.S. within a year of the massive 2010 earthquake. They may remain with work authorizations until January 2018....Temporary protected status may be provided to citizens of countries that are suffering from severe violence, disease and natural disasters. At present countries designated for that status include Sudan, Somalia, Syria, El Salvador, Nepal, and Yemen, Reuters reports" (CNA/EWTN, 5/23/17)
  • Voice Your Support for Vulnerable Immigrants and Refugees
  • Please Support the BRIDGE ACT and DACA Youth
  • In Solidarity with Refugees

USCCB's Marriage Unique for a Reason

As per the June 2017 newsletter, "The USCCB supports the First Amendment Defense Act and the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act in Congress."

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