Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 28, 2018 / 02:01 am
Through Guadalupe Radio the Archdiocese of Los Angeles raised more than $90,000 last month to help reunited separated immigrant families in southern California.
"It was Archbishop [Jose] Gomez's vision to have us be the leaders in treating immigration not as a political topic, but that it was important for the human dignity of people, first and foremost," said Isaac Cuevas, the archdiocese's director of immigration affairs.
A two-day campaign was held on Guadalupe Radio at the end of August, raising $92,000 in support of humanitarian efforts by Catholic Charities. Then, Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles approved a virtual collection plate for the same efforts, which went into effect this week.
Cuevas told CNA that the money will be used to help families with a three-month transitional process and legal fees.