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USA: 100 Women Will Keep Walking Until the Pope's Call Is Answered

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by IDWFED published Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM
After the 100 mile pilgrimage, announcing a commitment to dignity for migrants.

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From September 15 to 23, 100 women made a  pilgrimage from a site of human suffering — an immigration detention center in York County, Pennsylvania— to Washington, DC, 100 miles away, to inspire Pope Francis on his visit to the United States with stories of human dignity and a message of justice for the country’s immigrant women and families.

Nearly half of the nation’s two million domestic workers are immigrants, many of whom are undocumented. Domestic workers’ rights are immigrant rights. Pope Francis has supported domestic workers in the past, recognizing their contributions on the day of St. Martha, patron saint of cooks and housekeepers. He has spoken frequently on the urgent need for “decisive and constructive action” on immigration to safeguard “the dignity and centrality of every human person.” The pilgrimage succeeded in bringing the reality of unjust immigration policies on the lives of women and families to the forefront of public attention.

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After the 100 mile pilgrimage, announcing a commitment to dignity for migrants.

Source: National Domestic Workers Alliance

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