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Nuns on the Bus Begin Second Tour of America for Immigration Reform

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Last summer, a group of Catholic nuns and advocates embarked on a bus tour of nine U.S. states to speak out against the impact of federal budget cuts on poor Americans. The tour received significant media coverage with member Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, appearing on news shows and speaking at last year۪s Democratic National Convention.


Nuns on the Bus (NOTB) kicked off its second national tour last week to advocate for immigration reform legislation that has received bipartisan support on Capitol Hill. They will travel to 15 states, stopping in 40 cities across the country to call for a “commonsense” reform that includes a focus on family unity, protections for immigrant workers۪ rights, and ultimately provides a clear and direct pathway to citizenship to undocumented immigrants. As part of the tour, Sr. Simone recently met with President Obama at the White House. NOTB will end their month-long journey June 18 on Angel Island in San Francisco which is often referred to as the “Ellis Island of the West.”


In the aftermath of last year۪s tour, Sr. Simone contributed an Exclusive Commentary and appeared in a webcast for Spotlight to discuss the campaign and the importance of spreading the idea that all Americans are responsible for the well-being of others.


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