Sister Ceil Lavan, a Dominican sister from Blauvelt, NY holds a sign during a “Nuns on the Bus” rally on Wednesday (May 29) at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. The event kicked off a national tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a faith-based push to legislation that's now hanging in the balance in Congress. RNS photo by David Gibson

Sister Ceil Lavan, a Dominican sister from Blauvelt, NY holds a sign during a “Nuns on the Bus” rally on Wednesday (May 29) at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. The event kicked off a national tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a faith-based push to legislation that’s now hanging in the balance in Congress. RNS photo by David Gibson