Immigration and Your Vote

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm (ET)
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The influx of Afghans currently seeking settlement in the U.S., the crisis of migrants on our southern border and the death of 53 migrants in a cargo truck might not be in the current news cycle, but with upcoming elections in November, being faithful citizens’ demands that we identify those candidates who will vote for reforming our immigration system.

 

The Marianist Immigrant Justice Issue Team invites you to learn more about these immigration issues and then ask the candidates who are running for office where they stand on the issues.

Join us for a vital and timely panel event on September 28th that will highlight experts from our Marianist Universities on immigration and voting. Our panelists are: 

  • MARIA DEL MAR APONTE RODRIGUEZ — DIRECTOR FOR THE CENTER OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS at ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY
  • GERALD E. POYO, PH.D. — O’CONNOR CHAIR FOR THE HISTORY OF HISPANIC TEXAS AND THE SOUTHWEST | PROFESSOR OF HISTORY at ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY
  • KAREN BRADLEY — ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW at the UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON

These panelists will help us explore the following question: do the candidates running for congress in your district and state support comprehensive immigration reform?

Where do the candidates stand on:

• Authorized and unauthorized newcomers 

• Unaccompanied immigrant children
• Refugees and asylum-seekers
• Those unnecessarily detained

• Victims of human trafficking

 

How will they fix the broken immigration system? Do they support:

• A broad and fair legalization program
• A path to citizenship for children brought here as minors 

• A work program with worker protections and just wages 

• Family reunification policies
• Access to legal protections
• Refuge for those fleeing persecution and violence
• Policies to address the root causes of immigration

 

Will your vote fulfill the Gospel mandate to “welcome the stranger”?

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