Written by: Sister Marge Clark, BVM
June 11, 2013
Thirteen NETWORK Nuns on the Bus, Driving for Faith, Family
and Citizenship visited with Peter Ibarro, Chief of Staff in the Las Cruces, NM
office of Congressman Pearce to share ideas on comprehensive immigration
reform. Mr. Ibarro was very welcoming; he listened and took extensive notes on
stories, data and other ideas that were shared. Five Sisters in the group, residents
of the Congressman’s district, exchanged contact information with Mr. Ibarro for
About 50 supporters waited outside during the lobby visit.
Several local immigrants spoke of their situations, and priests, a rabbi and
organizers told of their desire and the needs of their people. Rabbi Carroll
gave a travel blessing on the bus in both Hebrew and English.