TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Stop Separating Families & Protect Family Unity

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Families are the foundation of our communities, and as people of faith, we know the importance of family unity. Right now, the Trump administration is shamefully separating parents from their children at the U.S. border, as well as detaining and prosecuting parents. Since it became official U.S. policy to routinely separate children from their parents, hundreds of children have been …

URGENT: Tell Congress to Protect Families & End Family Separation

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Reports surfaced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is separating children from their parents at the U.S. border and detaining & prosecuting all parents crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with their children. More than 700 children have already been separated from adults claiming to be their parents since October 2017, including more than 100 children under the age of four, …

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Honor Immigrant Moms & Protect Family Unity

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Right now, the Trump administration is shamefully targeting immigrant and refugee moms and separating families — detaining pregnant immigrant women, arresting moms in immigration raids, and trying to stop moms from reuniting with their children. As we approach Mother’s Day, it is critical that we make our voices heard and tell our national leaders to honor immigrant moms and protect …

URGENT: Tell Congress that the U.S. Must Welcome People Seeking Protection

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URGENT: Tell Congress that the U.S. Must Welcome People Seeking Protection Background: Earlier this month, the Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan of 1,100 people fleeing violence in Central America began a long journey to the United States to seek protection. This weekend, about 50 people arrived at the southern border seeking asylum. Rather than uphold our faithful responsibility to protect those seeking …

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Protect Pregnant Immigrant Women

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On March 29th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it will detain pregnant women as standard practice. Although ICE has previously detained pregnant women under certain circumstances, this is a marked departure from ICE’s former policy to presumptively release pregnant women from detention. Because of this change, ICE will now detain pregnant immigrant …

URGENT CALLS NEEDED: Tell Congress to Decry Administration’s Termination of Protections for Liberians in the United States

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On Tuesday, March 27, President Trump terminated Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians, effective March 31, 2019. This decision follows the recent terminations of temporary protections for Sudanese, Nicaraguan, Haitian, and Salvadoran TPS holders. Liberians currently in the United States with DED have been legally living and working in this country for more than fifteen years, and terminating DED will …

ACTION ALERT: Urge Your Local, State, and National Leaders to Welcome Refugees

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Background:  Right now, it is more important than ever for all of our elected officials to hear that their communities welcome refugees. More than 65 million people have been persecuted and forced from their homes and are seeking safety. Refugee resettlement saves lives, encourages other countries to keep their doors open to people needing protection, and promotes regional stability and global security. …

URGENT ACTION TODAY: Tell Congress to Oppose Anti-Immigrant Bill and Instead Protect Dreamers and Uphold Family Unity

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The House of Representatives is currently considering an anti-immigrant, anti-family bill, the Securing America’s Future (SAF) Act (H.R. 4760). This bill is diametrically opposed to who we are as communities of faith, and we must urge our Representatives to reject it. This bill would drastically cut family-based visas, authorize a wasteful and superfluous border wall, expand mandatory detention, grow the …

TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell Congress to Cut Funds for Deportation, Detention, & Border Militarization and Permanently Protect Immigrant Youth

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President Trump is requesting billions of dollars in additional funding to expand a deportation force to tear families and communities apart, detain an unprecedented 52,000 people daily, and further militarize communities living in border regions. This means billions of additional funding to balloon an already bloated immigration detention and deportation force. Congress has the “power of the purse” and must …

TAKE ACTION NOW: Urge Congress to Keep Families Together and Protect Dreamers

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Background: Yet again, the Senate yesterday missed a critical opportunity to pass a permanent legislative solution for dreamers. However, we must continue to urge all Members of Congress to enact a proposal that offers a pathway to citizenship for dreamers while protecting access to family reunification. Since the Trump administration terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in …