Those who are part of the Los Angeles immigration community or immigration support system may have heard about the recent rise in deportation-related protest. For those who are seeking permanent residency, the road may end in detainment, and some are seeking to end that.
In a show of solidarity with not only the immigrant population on a whole but also those who have died in order to try crossing over into America, a Mass was held recently at the border between the U.S. and Mexico. The Catholic Church is becoming one of the loudest supporters of immigration reform, making open criticisms like claiming that reform is being held hostage by politics. One bishop even went so far as to contact the Department of Homeland Security requesting that they limit deportations.