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The Diocesan Immigrant Support Network (DISN) was created in 2008 to build a network of support for immigrant parishioners throughout the Diocese. The network provides reliable and timely information, access to immigration legal services and advocates for immigration reform.
The Office of Catholic Charities & Social Concerns along with our Catholic Charities Member Agencies and partners will continue to provide reliable and timely information and access to immigration services.
SEPARATING FAMILIES AT THE BORDER
The U.S. Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the United States from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America.
In a recent television interview with Channel 19, Bishop Jaime Soto stated that “The family is where the human being comes closest to the image of God. Any offense against the family also attacks our Father and creator. It is morally incomprehensible the ‘deterrence’ justification proposed by the federal administration for the heartless tactic of removing children from the arms of their mothers.
"The crying of immigrant families is part of a lamentable litany that only confirms the prolonged folly and profound breakdown of the entire migratory system. The human horror taking place on the border is a consequence of the callous indifference of Congressional leadership.
"Congress must exercise its moral responsibility to create a more just and humane system. Their disregard now risks the lives of the most vulnerable migrants, children and women.”
- Ways to Help
- Prayer for Immigrant Children
- Bishop Statement regarding House Immigration Bills
- Legislative Issue Backgrounder
- Take Action NOW
- FAQ on the latest Executive Order on Family Separation
- Central American Migration: Family Separation
IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES
We remind parish staff to coordinate all immigration questions and referrals to one of our three Catholic Charities Member Agencies: Catholic Charities of Solano, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and Northern Valley Catholic Social Services.
Teresa Alonso - Bray, Immigration Director
707-644-8909 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(916) 313-7604 or email@example.com
Mariela Hernandez, Immigration DOJ Accredited Rep.
530-824-4039 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like additional information or resources, contact Carolina Estrada at email@example.com or 916-733-0253.
Upcoming Immigration Events/Workshops in the Diocese
Ongoing Parish Outreach
Join Immigration Advocacy efforts at local, state and federal level.
Justice for Immigrants - USCCB
Resources for Parishes
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Resources
Practical tips for families encountering immigration enforcement including emergency planning.
Consultations/ Immigration Legal Services
For a complete list of legal immigration resources in the Diocese of Sacramento
If you would like to host an immigration information workshop at your parish, contact the Office of Catholic Charities & Social Concern.
Join a Parish Team or Start a Team
If you are interested in being involved, please contact Carolina Estrada.