Category Archives: Immigration

Urge Your Representative to Sign On to End Family Detention

Maria Rosa fled Honduras with her 9-year-old son, Yoandri, to escape brutal domestic violence.  Yet, when they arrived at the U.S. border seeking protection, they were subjected to a different kind of cruelty.  Maria and Yoandri were locked up in … Continue reading

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Call for an End to Immigrant Detention

The whole terrain of the immigration debate is shifting right now. We’re in a moment when institutions we couldn’t imagine being moveable are suddenly called into question. Add your name to those calling for immigrant detention to be put in … Continue reading

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State and Local Immigration: Toolkit for Action

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Check out this toolkit on Immigration at the State and Local Level! As issues on immigration are jammed up in courts and won’t move in Congress this year, there are still many active fights … Continue reading

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New Report: Rise in For-Profit Detention Corresponds with Millions in Lobbying by Private Prisons

From Grassroots Leadership (http://grassrootsleadership.org/): NOTE: One of the “asks” at Ecumenical Advocacy Days was the elimination of the immigration detention bed quota. Wednesday, April 15 2015 AUSTIN, TEXAS — A new report released today by Grassroots Leadership, a national social … Continue reading

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PA Immigration Annual Advocacy Day—April 20, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): This event will bring together immigrant and refugee communities, advocates and allies for a short advocacy training in the morning and visits to legislators in the afternoon. Please register today at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IVmHVl5FsOG-2ep96pSr_E_mBovOQsom3BzkC75BW4U/viewform?c=0&w=1. … Continue reading

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PICC’s Annual Immigration Advocacy Day—April 20, Harrisburg

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): This event will bring together immigrant and refugee communities, advocates and allies for a short advocacy training in the morning and visits to legislators in the afternoon. Please register today at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IVmHVl5FsOG-2ep96pSr_E_mBovOQsom3BzkC75BW4U/viewform?c=0&w=1! … Continue reading

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Holy Week Devotions on Immigration

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): On behalf of the Holy Days & Holidays Team of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, we are grateful to present a 6 day set of devotions for Holy Week which have just been posted on … Continue reading

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Please Sign the Faith Leaders’ Open Letter Against Family Detention

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): A number of denominations have come together and worked hard to develop a Faith Leaders’ Open Letter Against Family Detention. Please sign the letter and circulate to your networks. Find it HERE https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Qt4idWyr-brcntdsKg5jdiK4rCStIZkN0QBc5VaIDM8/viewform

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CWS Statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Regarding The Protection of Children Act and The Asylum and Border Protection Act

From Church World Service (http://www.churchworldservice.org): March 3, 2015 Church World Service, a humanitarian organization comprised of 37 member communions, strongly opposes The Protection of Children Act introduced by Representative John Carter (R-TX-31) and The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act … Continue reading

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Border Policy Counsel—Church World Service

Reports to: Associate Director, Immigration and Refugee Policy Team: Immigration and Refugee Program Location: Washington, D.C. Starting salary: $75,000 – $78,000 Status: Exempt, Non-Bargaining Unit CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or veteran … Continue reading

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