|California Rep. Zoe Lofgren D-16|
Bay Area Jesuit Groups to Hold Mass and Reception in Support of Immigration Reform, Feb. 5 in San Jose part of a nationwide effort to advocate for civil discourse and movement on immigration law reform,
five Bay Area Jesuit institutions will hold a Catholic Mass and reception February 5 at Most Holy Trinity Church in San Jose. The theme of the 2 p.m. gathering will be "The Jesuit Family Welcomes the Stranger," and will feature testimonials by immigrants from several continents discussing their experiences and challenges in America.
Students, friends, and immigration-law reform advocates from Santa Clara University, Bellarmine College Preparatory high school, Sacred Heart Nativity School, Most Holy Trinity Parish, and the California Province of Jesuits will be in attendance. At the end of the Mass at Most Holy Trinity Church, 2040 Nassau Drive, San Jose, CA 95122,
Jesuits and other Catholics believe the current patchwork of state laws too often casually destroys lives while offering no path to legal residency for otherwise law-abiding immigrants or relief for adults who were brought to the U.S. as small children.