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Diminishing All of Us: The Death Penalty in Louisiana

Dr. Alex Mikulich of JSRI and Sophie Cull of the Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty recently published an extensive study on the Death Penalty in Louisiana.

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The Impact of Deportation on Families

On August 27, 2011, Dr. Sue Weisher interviewed Tania Oliva whose husband, German Olivia, was deported to Honduras in 2009 after ten years of living and working in the U.S. Tania's story illustrates the damaging impact that our nation's broken immigration system has on children and families.

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February 2012 E-Newsletter: What does Catholicism really say about Capitalism?

The February JustSouth E-Newsletter focuses on the relationship between Catholicism and capitalism, unemployment rates among African Americans and Latinos in Gulf South states, and a look through the lens of Catholic social teaching at proposed immigration legislation in Mississippi.

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Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ, addresses anti-immigrant issues at "Catholic Day at the Capitol" in Jackson, MS

Photo of Fr. Kammer speaking in Jackson

On February 29, 2012, Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ, addressed the participants in Catholic Day at the Capitol gathered to oppose anti-immigration bills in the Mississippi legislature.

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Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ, addresses Catholic Health Association Physician Leader Forum

On February 12, 2012, Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ, addressed the Catholic Health Association Physician Leader Forum in Washington on The Common Good and Health Care Reform.

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JSRI Co-sponsors Catholic Dialogue on Immigration

On January 17, 2012 JSRI, along with Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, sponsored a Catholic Dialogue on Immigration.

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JSRI Submits Articles to UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights

In response to a request for input, on January 30, 2012 JSRI submitted two JustSouth Quarterly articles on detention to the U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights.

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JSRI Joins Immigrant Justice Organizations in Urging ICE to End Family Detention

JSRI joined scores of immigrant justice organizations in calling on ICE to end the practice of family detention.

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Mississippi Bishops Issue Statement on Anti-immigrant Legislation

On January 21, the Catholic, Episcopal, and Methodist bishops of Mississippi signed off on a statement calling Mississippi State Legislators and Governor Phil Bryant to “refrain from drafting and enacting” anti-immigrant legislation.

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Video of Imprisoned, Forgotten, and Deported now available online

On October 13-14, 2011, JSRI cosponsored a conference focusing on the reality of immigration detention in the United States, especially in the South. Click here to view full video of the conference.

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