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Katrina Homeowners speak out for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

On August 29, 2013, the Jesuit Social Research Institute held a press conference to mark the eighth anniversary of Katrina Hurricane in which homeowners, assisted by immigrant workers in rebuilding after the storm, called for reform of the broken U.S. immigration system.

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Fr. Kammer reflection on Labor Day justice published in Washington Post

On September 2, 2013 the Washington Post published a reflection by Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ on the dignity and right to just wages for fast-food restaurant workers in the United States.

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Is there a moral duty to raise the minimum wage?

The July 2013 edition of the JustSouth E-newsletter examines the moral imperative of raising the minimum wage, the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act, and reasons to support the Senate's recent comprehensive immigration reform bill.

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Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform bill

On June 27, the Senate passed the S.744 immigration reform bill. Though the bill does offer a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., it also contains a number of negative amendments. The bill faces an uphill battle to gain approval in the House.

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A Call for Immigration Reform

On June 5, the Archdiocese of New Orleans held a prayer service in support of comprehensive immigration reform, as Congress works to fix our nation’s broken system.

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America Magazine reviews Dr. Alex Mikulich's book on Hyper-Incarceration

The May 13th edition of America Magazine included a review by Nathan Schneider of Dr. Alex Mikulich's latest book The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-Incarceration.

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Are we troublemakers for the beloved community?

The April 2013 edition of the JustSouth E-Newsletter commemorates the 50th anniversary of MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail, gives an overview of recent efforts at immigration reform, and explores the impact of state Medicaid decisions on people of color.

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Spring 2013 JustSouth Quarterly posted

The Spring 2013 edition of the JustSouth Quarterly focuses on lives changed by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, Catholic Social Thought and Subsidiarity, W.E.B Du Bois' gift of "double-consciousness," and proposed changes to state-local tax systems.

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How "green" was Pope Benedict XVI?

The March 2013 edition of the JustSouth E-Newsletter highlights Pope Benedict XVI's commitment to environmental justice, looks at new estimates of the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S., and explores reasons why now is the time to end the death penalty in the U.S.

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An execution on Ash Wednesday?

The January 2013 edition of the JustSouth E-Newsletter calls for a stop to an execution in Louisiana scheduled for Ash Wednesday, looks at Catholic teaching on immigration reform, and provides an analysis of the tax deal passed by Congress earlier this month.

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