'Nuns on the Bus' stop in the Borderland

Group pushing for Immigration Reform in El Paso, Las Cruces

POSTED: 10:09 AM MDT Jun 11, 2013    UPDATED: 05:09 PM MST Jan 15, 2014 
EL PASO, Texas -

They are not your everyday nuns, they're 'Nuns on the Bus' and traveling nationwide to push for Immigration Reform.

On Tuesday, the politically active Catholic sisters made a stop in El Paso and Las Cruces.

Instead of rolling through on their bus, the group had to take a flight to El Paso because the bus broke down in Laredo, Texas.

That didn't stop them from standing up for the church's long-standing commitment to social justice.

Nuns on the Bus have traveled 6,500 miles urging lawmakers across the country to support legislation that provides a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants..

Led by Sister Simone Campbell, the group said it promotes family unity and protects the rights of all immigrant workers.

Representatives for the group said they lift up the voices of both aspiring Americans and citizens who have been impacted by America's broken immigration system.

Last year, Sister Campbell addressed the Democratic National Convention.

The first stop is at the Annunciation House in downtown El Paso. The building has been home to thousands of refugees and the homeless poor.

Next, Nuns on the Bus will travel to Las Cruces to hold a rally outside the office of Representative Steven Pearce.

Their rallies have been known to draw out large crowds from both sides of the Immigration Reform issue.