Category Archives: Immigration

#GetTheHouseInOrder on Immigration Reform During Recess

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: When it comes to immigration reform, it is time to #GetTheHouseInOrder. This August when members of Congress are home for the summer break, flood their local offices and … Continue reading

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New Q&A on the Child Refugee Crisis

By Lecia Imbery July 30, 2014(AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool) There are many questions around the current child refugee crisis, including why the children are coming, what protections for them currently exist and what would happen if these protections are taken away, … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support Emergency Funding for Humanitarian Crisis of Children at Our Borders

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): In what has become a true humanitarian crisis, nearly 60,000 refugees, mostly unaccompanied children, have come to the U.S. this year alone. This Wednesday, July 30, the Senate is expected to vote on … Continue reading

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Help Needed to Mobilize Immigrant Vote

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): PICC coordinates targeted, non-partisan, voter registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) programs to close the voting gap among immigrant voters. We have already registered more than 25,000 immigrants to vote!  Through the work of … Continue reading

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Contact Congress to Support Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (http://www.elca.org): I John 3:18: “…Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” Contact your members of Congress at http://capwiz.com/elca/issues/alert/?alertid=63286196 to support unaccompanied minors at the border! On July … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor Needed to Protect Children Fleeing Violence in Central America

We are at a critical time as we work to protect the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing escalating violence and exploitation in Central America. We need your voice to be heard in the halls of Congress AND in … Continue reading

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Child Migrants Fleeing Central America Seek Safety in U.S.

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): July 22, 2014 Children, some as young as five years old, have been making the dangerous trip from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador by themselves or with the help of paid smugglers. They … Continue reading

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Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/child-migrants-have-been-coming-america-alone-ellis-island-1405868475 Tasneem Raja, Moyers & Company / Op-Ed An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island. Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, … Continue reading

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1100 Calls a Week for 1100 Deportations a Day

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): On June 30, 2014, President Obama announced that he is ready to take executive action to address our broken immigration system and keep families together. After years of fighting for just and … Continue reading

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Webinar on Unaccompanied Children and How Faith Communities Can Respond—July 14, National

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): As you know, in the immigrant and refugee advocacy community we have been going through a tremendous humanitarian crisis regarding the mass influx of unaccompanied children. The Interfaith Immigration Coalition will be holding a … Continue reading

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