06/24/2013 04:01 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WATCH: Nuns Hit the Road for Immigration Reform

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The Nuns on the Bus have hit the road again. Last year, we hitched a ride with a group of Catholic sisters as they traveled the country by tour bus, dropping in on towns to spotlight growing poverty in America and to protest the federal budget proposed by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. His plan would have slashed domestic programs like food stamps and Social Security.

The sisters made quite a splash, so welcome to the sequel, Nuns on the Bus II. This time they're spreading the good word on immigration reform. We caught up with the group's founder, Sister Simone Campbell, as this year's tour kicked off in Newark, New Jersey, just a short distance from Ellis Island, where so many immigrants first entered the United States. We followed the nuns to Camden, New Jersey where they visited St. Joseph's Pro Cathedral, where 80 percent of parishioners are recent immigrants.

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