The School Sisters of St. Francis recognize the contributions of immigrants to our society and have declared our public support for the efforts of the U.S. and Mexican bishops in their advocacy of comprehensive immigration reforms. In 2004, we established Casa Alexia, a border ministry that serves immigrants living on the border between Texas and Mexico.
In addition, sisters and associates around the country support immigrants by opposing human trafficking, raising awareness of employment issues impacting immigrants, challenging racism and advocating for immigrant rights. To give just one example, in 2011, two sisters from Casa Alexia participated in the Citizens’ Day of Fasting and Reflection at the Benito Juárez (Mexico) monument.
Read the United States Province's immigration statement here