|Catholic Groups Stage Event in Support of
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|Feb. 6, 2018 - Catholic groups including the Franciscan Action Network (FAN), the Daughters of Charity, the NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious staged an event in support of DREAMers on the East Front lawn in front of the Senate. Many participants were in town for Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2018.|
|Sister Maria Orlandini, OSF,
director of advocacy for the Franciscan Action Network.
|Fr. Jacek Orzechowski, OFM
|Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA,
representing the 51st CD, which includes Imperial Co. and part of San
Diego Co.) urged participants to pray for Speaker Paul Ryan.
|Singing "Amazing Grace."|
|A group of DREAMers made their way in front of the Capitol. United We Dream activists reported they visited 80 House Republican offices today "to urge them to reject the Trump plan and pass a narrow and focused solution with wide bipartisan support: the Dream Act." United We Dream and other groups are planning a "Day of Action" tomorrow.|