This year U.S. taxpayers will spend over $2 billion on immigration detention. Please contact Sen. Landrieu and ask her to decrease detention funding by 1,200 beds and increase funds available for alternative to detention programs which cost less and are more effective.
The April 2012 JustSouth E-Newsletter looks at a new method of payday lending, the common good and election 2012, and immigration enforcement legislation that failed to pass in Mississippi.
On March 23, JSRI and numerous other national, state, and local organizations signed off on a letter from the Detention Watch Network asking Senator Mary Landrieu and Representative Robert Aderholt of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations to reduce spending on immigration detention.
The Spring 2012 JustSouth Quarterly addresses the life, death, and voting rights in the Texas Colonias, Catholic social thought and distributive justice, the failure of punitive crime policy, and why people of faith should be concerned about growing economic inequality.
In the March 21 issue of the National Catholic Reporter, Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. discusses the call to all Christian voters to strive to secure a common good that responds to the real needs of our neighbors.
Dr. Alex Mikulich of JSRI and Sophie Cull of the Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty recently published an extensive study on the Death Penalty in Louisiana.
On August 27, 2011, Dr. Sue Weisher interviewed Tania Oliva whose husband, German Olivia, was deported to Honduras in 2009 after ten years of living and working in the U.S. Tania's story illustrates the damaging impact that our nation's broken immigration system has on children and families.
The February JustSouth E-Newsletter focuses on the relationship between Catholicism and capitalism, unemployment rates among African Americans and Latinos in Gulf South states, and a look through the lens of Catholic social teaching at proposed immigration legislation in Mississippi.