The Archdiocese of Los Angeles Friday announced it has launched a parish-wide online donation campaign to assist reunited immigrant and refugee families.
Proceeds from the campaign, launched in partnership with Catholic Charities Los Angeles, will be used for legal and education assistance to families through Catholic Charities’ Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project. The online page is accessible via TheNextAmerica.org and https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=44fb3a.
“The tragedy of so many children being separated from their parents at the border is one of the cruel consequences of our broken immigration system and the failure of leaders in Washington,” said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez. “I am inspired by this initiative through Catholic Charities Los Angeles. It is a beautiful sign of compassion and it will make a big difference in the lives of these little ones and their families. But at the same time, we need to keep praying and keep working for the reform of our immigration laws — which is too long overdue.”
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