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Battleground Poll: Most Back Path to Citizenship

By JAMES HOHMANN | 12/10/12 6:01 AM EST Americans want amnesty. A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground poll finds that 62 percent of those surveyed support an immigration reform proposal that would allow illegal or undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship over a period of … Continue reading

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Support the DREAM Act

From Amnesty International USA (http://www.amnestyusa.org): There’s a reason why a question on immigration sparked the most conversation on Twitter during last Tuesday night’s Presidential debate. Why? Because a majority of Americans — an overwhelming 72% — want to clear the … Continue reading

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DREAM Act Eligible Youth Deferred from Deportation

From the National Immigration Law Center (http://www.nilc.org): Last week, the Obama administration announced that it will stop deporting DREAM Act-eligible youth (http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/20120612-napolitano-announces-deferred-action-process-for-young-people.shtm). What’s more, it will use its administrative authority to grant, on a case-by-case basis, deferred action and work … Continue reading

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Support the DREAM Act with a Path to Citizenship

From Justice for Immigrants (http://www.justiceforimmigrants.org): Ask your U.S. Senators and Representatives to support the DREAM Act with a path to citizenship! Call Senators Casey and Toomey and your Congressional Representative—find their contact information at the following locations: Senator Robert Casey: … Continue reading

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ELCA Churchwide Assembly Votes to Support Compassionate Immigration Reform Efforts

Press Contact: Fabio Lomelino, Assistant Director for Media Relations, 410-230-2721, 443-478-6022, flomelino@lirs.org   ORLANDO, August 19, 2011 –  Affirming its immigrant roots and the Biblical call to care for newcomers, the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) … Continue reading

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DREAM Sabbath—September 16-October 9, National

From Bill Mefford, United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   I love to go to the movies. Even more than special effects or big stars, nothing can move me like a good story. Movies like “The Mission,” “Wall … Continue reading

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Support DREAM Act for Pennsylvania Immigrant Students

From DreamActivist Pennsylvania (http://dreamactivistpa.org):   DreamActivist Pennsylvania is seeking support for passage of the Pennsylvania DREAM Act (HB 1695, http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=1695). Introduced this past June by State Representative Tony Payton Jr., HB 1695 would provide equal opportunity to young Pennsylvanians by granting them in-state … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Co-Sponsor and Support the DREAM Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org):   Take Action Now at https://secure3.convio.net/leader/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=311&autologin=true&AddInterest=1044&JServSessionIdr004=x78piylgq3.app338a: Write to Senators Casey and Toomey and urge them to cosponsor and push for passage of the DREAM Act – the Development, Relief, and … Continue reading

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Illinois Passes State-Level DREAM Act

On May 4 the Illinois Senate passed the Illinois DREAM Act, SB 2185, by an overwhelming bi-partisan vote of 45 to 11! The bill creates an “Illinois DREAM Commission” appointed by the Governor, which will raise a privately financed scholarship … Continue reading

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DREAM Act – Keep Trying

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Richard Trumka and Gaby Pacheco – Miami Herald, Opinion February 9, 2011   Florida students from across the state recently gathered to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address. Some … Continue reading

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