“Nuns on the Bus” -- a group of Catholic Sisters on a 15-state bus tour -- are bringing their campaign for immigration reform to the Hope Community Center, 1016 N Park Ave., Apopka, at 4 p.m. today, June 3.
On Sunday, June 2, the bus stopped at St. Margarget Mary Parish church in Winter Park for mass and a fundraiser. The Florida tour will conclude Tuesday in Tallahassee with a march from First Presbyterian Church to the office of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
The nuns are on a 6,500-mile journey to convince Congress to pass a comprehensive road map to citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented workers and children. The tour began in the shadow of Ellis Island last week.
The tour is called “NETWORK Nuns on the Bus: A Drive for Faith, Family, and Citizenship.” Catholic Sisters stand with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in calling for immigration reform that addresses the root causes of migration and provides a road map to citizenship for fellow neighbors, colleagues, and friends seeking protection from further exploitation.