Justice Matters: Immigration and the Dream Act

Cabrini’s Justice Matters curriculum gives students the opportunity to experience issues of social justice and to make real connections with our sponsoring order.  The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSC) have taken a corporate stance to support the human rights and dignity of all immigrants.  “We remember our own roots as immigrants and are followers of a Savior whose family fled into exile. Our rule of life, set forth in our Constitutions states, as Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we must be open to all people because Jesus welcomed all and gave Himself for all. As Missionary Sisters, we pledge to educate ourselves and others regarding the prevalence, causes, and solutions to both of these issues.”   In one of their Engagements with the Common Good classes, Cabrini students learned about the struggle of a young woman, Maria  Marroquin,  who explained what it means to be undocumented in the United States.    Student Felicia Melvin captured Maria’s story on video.  The video is called Dream Act.  

Submitted by:  A. Schwelm, Assistant Library Director

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