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Immigration Reform: Religious Leaders on Fixing the System

Last month, members of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition spoke on Capitol Hill about immigration reform and the importance of keeping immigrant families together. Members of Congress and various faith leaders came together in support of the coalition’s “Prayer, Renewal and Action on Immigration” campaign, designed to educate congregations and people of faith about the immigration reform debate. The campaign has recently sponsored over one hundred prayer vigils across the country. More vigils and meetings with members of Congress will be held April 6-17 to urge lawmakers and the Obama administration to make immigration reform a top priority. Religion & Ethics News Weekly intern Alexandra Morris interviewed Sister Eileen Campbell of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and Bishop Minerva Carcaño of the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church at the Capitol building about their support of immigration reform.