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PROMINENT HOUSTON FAITH & BUSINESS LEADERS URGE REP. TED POE TO SUPPORT COMMON SENSE IMMIGRATION REFORM
Pressure Continues to Build as Congress Returns to D.C.
(Houston, TX)- On Thursday, September 12 at 11am, prominent clergy leaders and respected members of Houston’s business and political community will gather at the University of St. Thomas for a panel discussion, organized by Faith in Public Life and concerned Texans, to urge Rep. Ted Poe and fellow members of Texas’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives to enact just and common sense immigration reform.
“Here in Houston, the lack of comprehensive immigration reform confronts us daily,” said Dr. Robert Ivany, President of the University of St. Thomas. “We are honored to host this forum to address our duty as responsible citizens and as faithful Catholics who are committed to the fair and just treatment of our community.”
Dr. Robert Ivany, President, University of St. Thomas-Houston
Stan Marek, President and CEO, The Marek Family Companies
Rev. Diane McGehee, Director, Texas United Methodist Conference Center for Missional Excellence
Pastor Tim Moore, Walk Worthy Baptist Church
Roy Guel, Missions Minister, Sagemont Church
Scott Braddock, Broadcast Journalist and Political Commentator
Sr. Veronica Schueler, FSE, Family Visa Program Supervising Attorny, St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance
WHAT: Roundtable discussion with faith, business, and political leaders highlighting the need to pass common sense immigration reform now.
WHERE: University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose, Houston (Ahern Room, Crooker Center)
WHEN: Thursday, September 12 at 11am
As Congress heads back to Washington, D.C. this week following the August recess, people of faith and business leaders across the United States will continue to urge the House of Representatives to hold a vote for comprehensive immigration reform. The diverse and powerful pro-immigration movement will not rest until 11 million aspiring Americans are able to leave the shadows and fully contribute to, and participate in, America’s future.
The thinking is that Rep. Poe might be willing to support real immigration reform. If you have the time, come out and help persuade him.