No doubt you have heard about family separation, the zero-tolerance policy, and attempts to severely constrain asylum law. Archbishop Gomez and several of his fellow bishops were able to visit Catholic Charities’ Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas, and met with migrants who are living at the center. The experience caused Archbishop Gomez to reflect on the current state of American immigration policy, and question what could be done to fix the situation.

In his weekly column published earlier Monday, Gomez stated “Family separation did not begin with this administration. But reports of thousands of children being held in detention facilities across the country has struck a chord in our national conscience. People are waking up to the fact that this is the sad consequence of 25 years of Congress’ failure to fix our broken immigration system.”

The Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project (a program of Catholic Charities) continues to defend, advocate for, and empower immigrants in need – but, we need your help. It is absolutely critical that we expand, increase our capacity to serve more people, and build an emergency fund. Here is where you can do your part. You can help us by:

1. Donating directly to our campaign

2. Share the recommended social media copy and link below

3. Help us find attorneys who are willing to provide pro-bono work. See attached flyer for details.

Social media suggested copy:
I’m doing my part to help family separated at the border. Can you please help by clicking on the link below and donating to the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project?

Pro Bono Flyer 2018