MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI
FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES (2013)
Migrations: pilgrimage of faith and hope
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
By: Vaishalee Raja
Contact: Vaishalee Raja
New software, mega workshops and non-profit collaboration to innovate naturalization assistance; Two former INS Commissioners join effort, lending bipartisan support
November 13, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA - An unprecedented national network of more than 80 legal-service providers, businesses, faith-based organizations, community leaders and foundations has launched The New Americans Campaign, a nonpartisan project to modernize the system of naturalization assistance and to help more immigrants who are legal permanent
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), one of the nation’s leading legal agencies for immigrants and a subsidiary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), seeks an Executive Director (ED) to oversee its extensive support programs to charitable immigration programs throughout the nation.
The ED should ideally have expertise and experience in: (1) immigration law and policy, with a strong preference for an attorney; (2) managing persons and finances; (3) conceptualizing, developing, funding, and evaluating programs for low-income or at-risk immigrants; (4) resource development; and (5) identifying advocacy needs and pursuing appropriate policy solutions. S/he should also have a: (1) bedrock commitment to social justice and Catholic teaching; (2) knowledge of the structure of the Catholic Church; and (3) knowledge of the federal immigration bureaucracies. S/he should have at least five-years of experience in successfully managing a non-profit agency (preferably), a for-profit agency, or significant, large-scale programs.
The ED should have the following, minimum competencies: (1) the ability to conceptualize and
The task of welcoming immigrants, refugees and displaced persons into full participation in the Church and society with equal rights and duties continues the biblical understanding of the justice of God reaching out to all peoples and rectifying the situation of the poor, the orphans, the widows, the disadvantaged, and especially in the Old Testament, the alien and the stranger.
Together a New People: Pastoral Statement on Migrants and Refugees.
National Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1986