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In March 2022, NETWORK Lobby and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) launched Catholics Against Racism in Immigration (CARI), a new initiative and task force to build Catholic voices to oppose systemic racism in the U.S. immigration system.

Together, CARI member organizations will create a pro-active agenda, uplifting the work of Black, Asian, Indigenous, and other immigrant-led organizations. CARI membership is open to Catholic-affiliated organizations committed to and active in anti-racist work in immigration.

About

CARI is a Task Force founded by NETWORK Lobby and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) in 2022 to build  Catholic voices against racism in immigration. Ronnate Asirwatham, NETWORK Government Relations Advocate, manages CARI.  

Mission Statement

Called by and following Catholic social teaching, Catholics Against Racism in Immigration (CARI) is a broad Catholic task force taking action against systemic racism in the U.S. immigration system.

Activities

Each member organization, through their own missions and scopes of work, will incorporate an active agenda aimed at lifting up the work of Black, Asian, Indigenous, and other immigrant-led organizations. Activities will include but not be limited to:

  • Attending coalition meetings and engaging directly with impacted community-led organizations to be up-to-date on priorities and how CARI can be a resource and provide support;
  • Amplifying and participating in grassroots and grasstops actions;
  • Strategic communications (such as press releases and social media); and
  • Organizing individual Catholics and Catholic organizations to participate in actions against racism in immigration.
Member Organizations

New Members Welcome

Is your organization opposed to racism in immigration?

Coordinating Organization & Founding Members
Ignatian Solidarity Network is a member of Catholics Against Racism in Immigration
Quixote Center is a member of Catholics Against Racism in Immigration
National Advocacy Center | Sisters of the Good shepherd is a member of CARI, Catholics Against Racism in Immigration
Leadership Conference of Women Religious is a member of Catholics Against Racism in Immigration
Jesuit Refugee Service is a member of Catholics Against Racism in Immigration