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Faith Leaders and Groups Make the Moral Case for Immigration Reform

Written by on April 2, 2014 in Border, Congress, Faith, Family with 0 Comments
Faith Leaders and Groups Make the Moral Case for Immigration Reform

There is an increasing number of people and groups of faith across the country pressing for humane immigration policies. In spite of the legislative standstill immigration reform is facing on Capitol Hill, the faith community continues to lift up the need for immigration reform through various events across the country including the ongoing Fast for Families [...]

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As Congress Looks to Next Year, Activists Keep Immigration Reform Alive

As Congress Looks to Next Year, Activists Keep Immigration Reform Alive

Congress takes a holiday break at the end of this week and won’t return from recess until January. This pause in the legislative calendar, however, has little meaning for immigration activists who are continuing to push Congress to act on immigration reform. While the timetable may be changing, the commitment to work for reform has [...]

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‘Fast 4 Families’ Moves to Next Phase as New Fasters Take the Mantle

‘Fast 4 Families’ Moves to Next Phase as New Fasters Take the Mantle

On the National Mall today, the four core fasters leading the “Fast 4 Families” ordained new fasters and ended their 22-day, water-only fast. Members of Congress, the faith community and civil and immigrant rights groups turned out to witness the four fasters passing the baton over to others who will continue the fast until House [...]

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Faith Groups Make The Religious Argument For Immigration Reform

Faith Groups Make The Religious Argument For Immigration Reform

As the focus on immigration reform turns to the House of Representatives, faith leaders continue to push for members of Congress to support a comprehensive measure to improve immigration policies. In late May, evangelical groups launched a $250,000 national ad campaign that featured pastors urging people to support congressional immigration reform efforts. And after the [...]

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Business and Religious Leaders Come Together to Champion Immigration Reform

Business and Religious Leaders Come Together to Champion Immigration Reform

Immigration reform is an undertaking of such importance that it should transcend partisanship. That was the fundamental message of the business and religious leaders who gathered together yesterday at a press conference organized by the National Immigration Forum. The press conference was part of a campaign called Forging a New Consensus on Immigrants and America, [...]

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Bibles, Badges, Business and Bush + DREAMers Make Immigration Reform Demands Known

Bibles, Badges, Business and Bush + DREAMers Make Immigration Reform Demands Known

While some thought the immigration reform talk immediately after the election was just chatter, a series of convenings and speeches this week demonstrate that the topic of broad immigration reform is on plenty of tables. From DREAMers to President Bush, the call for reform goes on.

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Recognizing the Contribution of Immigrants to the Armed Forces

Written by on November 12, 2012 in Administration, Faith, Integration, Military, Reform with 1 Comment
Recognizing the Contribution of Immigrants to the Armed Forces

By Brett Hunt, Iraq War Veteran and former Captain in the U.S. Army. “I’m a Cuban refugee who came to this country when I was 10-years-old and flunked the sixth grade because I couldn’t speak English.” That’s a quote that won’t surprise many Americans on both sides of the immigration debate.

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Even Evangelicals Agree: Congress Needs to Take Action on Immigration

Even Evangelicals Agree: Congress Needs to Take Action on Immigration

DREAM Act students, immigration advocates and community leaders have turned up the heat on Congress and the Obama administrative in recent weeks to do something, anything, about our nation’s immigration problems. Yesterday, Evangelical leaders—including the National Association of Evangelicals, and Focus on the Family—joined that effort, denouncing recent “self-deportation policies” and calling on leaders to [...]

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Religious Community Latest to Join Battle Against Alabama’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law

Religious Community Latest to Join Battle Against Alabama’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law

Bishop William H. Willimon, United Methodist Church of North Alabama. With only weeks until Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, is slated to take effect (September 1), the coalition of groups challenging the law continues to grow. Shortly after Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed HB 56 in June, several civil rights groups—including the ACLU—filed a [...]

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Mormon Church, Business Leaders Endorse Utah Compact for Immigration Reform

Mormon Church, Business Leaders Endorse Utah Compact for Immigration Reform

Utah state Rep. Stephen Sandstrom’s argument that there is “popular support for Arizona’s controversial legislation [SB 1070]” just got a little thinner. A number of state and local governments, corporations, businesses, community and faith groups recently signed the Utah Compact—a declaration of five principles created “to guide Utah’s immigration discussion.” The guidelines are a far [...]

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