|U.S. Bishops' Justice For Immigrants Campaign Hires New Director|
WASHINGTON – The Justice for Immigrants Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) named Antonio B. Cube Jr. as its new national director.
Cube is presently the legislative director for the Washington State Catholic Conference and has extensive experience as a public affairs consultant and in community outreach programs. He has over five years experience as a legislative assistant and has lead coordination of staff work activities on immigration, anti-poverty, social justice and minority issues. He also has served as a government affairs, communications and public relations consultant to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The announcement was made in Washington by Johnny Young, Executive Director of the USCCB Migration and Refugee Services.
"The selection committee chose Mr. Cube for the position because of his extensive and broad experience working with a wide range offices and organizations. He was also selected because of his work in fields related to the kind of work carried out by the National Director of the Justice for Immigrant Campaign. In addition, the committee felt that his entry on duty now will enable him to further energize the campaign and have a positive impact on our efforts to put Comprehensive Immigration Reform again at the center of the debate on immigration," said Young.
Cube will start work at the USCCB March 17. He succeeds School Sister of Notre Dame Jane Burke, who retired from the position in November.