Category Archives: Immigration

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Information Session and Free Legal Assistance—September 22 and October 18, York

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Information Session: Monday, September 22, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Free Legal Assistance: Saturday, October 18, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.   Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York, 925 S. George Street, York For information about DACA, eligibility … Continue reading

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Information Session and Free Legal Assistance—September 27, Reading

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): Saturday, September 27, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 449 N. 9th Street, Reading   For information about DACA, eligibility screening and appointments please contact Maria Sotomayor at (215) 832-3482. Visit … Continue reading

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Statewide Meeting on Ending ICE Holds

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): September 29, 2014 – 12-4pm West Chester University, West Chester PA 19380 On September 29th, PICC is hosting a statewide meeting on creating policies to end the use of ICE holds in … Continue reading

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Uphold Protections for Migrant Children and Families

From the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness (http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/washington/): Since October 2013, an estimated 63,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border, the majority of whom are fleeing rampant violence and poverty in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. [i] … Continue reading

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Children Fleeing Violence Cannot Wait

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): DHS reports that over 45,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended in 2014, and by the end of the year that number could grow to 90,000. Members of Congress left for August recess without … Continue reading

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Act Now to Protect Child Refugees from Deportation

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Members of Congress left for August recess without an agreement on emergency funding to address the child refugee crisis along our borders. Nearly 60,000 children and adult migrants have come mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, … Continue reading

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Immigration Pastoral and Advocacy Toolkits for August Recess

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Please see collection of toolkits from Interfaith Immigration organizations for August Recess: Pastoral Toolkit, Bulletin Inserts, Advocacy Toolkits at http://www.interfaithimmigration.org/resources/august-recess-actions/ Attached is a CWS+August+Toolkit As you know we are at a critical moment in the … Continue reading

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Children in the Desert

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders and activists, she was … Continue reading

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Children at Our Border: National Humanitarian Vigil—August 9, National

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): See where a vigil is happening near you: http://www.humanityisborderless.org/events/ Sign Up to Participate: http://www.humanityisborderless.org/national-humanitarian-vigil-participation-form/ Pax Christi Involvement: http://paxchristiusa.org/2014/08/07/children-at-our-border-national-humanitarian-vigil-on-august-9th/ About Human Rights Coalition of South Texas The HRCSTX: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Human-Rights-Coalition-of-South-Texas/565943796857818 is an autonomous group of people … Continue reading

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Love the Foreigners Among You

This sermon was preached by The Reverend Kelly Wiant at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 3, 2014. It is reprinted with permission. Deuteronomy 10:12-22 Matthew 14:13-21 Our latest television addiction is the wildly popular Game of … Continue reading

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