Advocate for Migrants, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees

An invitation to all Jesuits, Jesuit works and the Ignatian family to expand our advocacy efforts on behalf of our migrant brothers and sisters

LEARN-PRAY-ADVOCATE

The following resources can assist your community in lifting up the dignity of those who migrate:

BOOK AN ADVOCACY MEETING

Advocate for more humane migration policies by scheduling advocacy meetings with your congressperson’s in-district offices.

How to book a meeting

  1. Find the names and contact information for your representative and senators at www.house.gov and
    www.senate.gov.
  2. Contact the scheduler in your congressperson’s in-district office and ask for an appointment with the congressperson or legislative assistant.
  3. Tell the scheduler the date and times you are available; that you would like to discuss migration policies (including asylum, border, and interior); and who will be present during the visit.
  4. Once the meeting is confirmed, please alert ISN using this form.
  5. Re-confirm the visit by phone a day or two before the appointment.

Preparation resources and leave behind

DOWNLOAD ADVOCACY POSTCARDS

Engage your wider community in advocacy for humane migration policies with the 1/4 page sign-on cards.

DOWNLOAD FLYER/BULLETIN INSERT

Amplify the provincials’ message and the World Day of Migrants and Refugees by sharing the bulletin insert.

Weekly Bulletin Text
Flyer/Bulletin Insert

UTILIZE LECTIONARY RESOURCES

Join the global church in using the Vatican’s lectionary resources for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Lectionary Resources

TAKE ACTION

As increasing numbers of people have come to the U.S.-Mexico border fleeing violence and insecurity in their home countries, the U.S. government has responded by restricting access to asylum through such policies as turnbacks, Remain in Mexico and family separation. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Featured Resources

Issue One-Pagers

Learn more about how the Remain in Mexico policy and turnbacks of asylum seekers are compounding the suffering of migrants and refugees.


JRS Canada Refugee Simulation Exercise


Resource Guide on the Realities Facing Muslims Living in Quebec

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