PRESS RELEASE: Bishop Rodriguez, consulates to co-host information sessions on immigration

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PRESS RELEASE
March 23, 2017

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Bishop Rodriguez, consulates to co-host information sessions on immigration
Sessions will provide information, offer encouragement

DENVER – Bishop Jorge Rodriguez, auxiliary bishop of Denver, together with the Consuls General of Guatemala, Mexico and Peru, will hold three information sessions on the latest developments with regard to immigration, and to offer encouragement for the community going foward.

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“We know that recent events in this country have raised concerns and fear among some in the Hispanic community, especially for our immigrant brothers and sisters,” said Bishop Rodriguez. “It is hard for someone who isn’t from this country to really understand all that is currently happening.

“We want to offer these sessions to provide good information from good sources.”

During the meetings, immigration lawyers will be on hand to give an update on any changes to immigration law and to respond to questions and doubts.

The representatives of the consulates will be: Juan Fernando Valey, Consul General of Guatemala; Jeremías Guzmán Barrera, Deputy Consul General of Mexico; and Eduardo Barandiarán, Consul General of Peru.

Luis Alvarez, executive director of Centro San Juan Diego, will lead the meeting. Centro is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Denver that offers both faith formation and educational services to the Hispanic community.

In a statement released after the presidential election in November, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and Bishop Rodriguez released a statement assuring the immigrant community that “the Church of northern Colorado is with you and will continue to advocate for … comprehensive immigration reform. A reform that should have happened years ago.”

They added, “We also ask that our leaders take to heart the truth that all people – regardless of their status – are God’s children.”

Dates and locations
All sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.

March 28: Greeley
St. Mary Parish | 2222 23rd Ave

March 29: Aurora
Queen of Peace | 13120 E Kentucky Ave

March 31: Denver
Centro San Juan Diego | 2830 Lawrence St.