RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 24, 2010) — More than 60 students from Cabrini College and Saint Joseph's University held an Immigration Reform Rally at Cabrini on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
The students are members of the Justice for Immigrants campaign sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The campaign is mobilizing dioceses, parishes, schools, colleges, and universities to educate populations about comprehensive immigration reform as a way to both secure the nation's borders and keep together immigrant families who are already in the U.S., and to provide a "path to citizenship" for those who are already contributing to the American economy.
Speakers included Candice Harris, advocacy coordinator for CRS Northeast, and student leaders from both colleges. It was fitting to hold the rally at Cabrini, since the college's namesake, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, is the patron saint of immigrants.
A group of Cabrini students, the CRS Ambassadors for Migration, collected postcards from classmates on immigration reform, which they will submit to senators and congressional representatives in Washington, D.C.