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 …

TAKE ACTION NOW: Tell Congress to Support Refugee Resettlement and Hold the Administration Accountable to Resettle at Least 45,000 Refugees in FY 2018

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Background: We live in a time with an unprecedented 65 million people displaced around the world, including 22.5 million refugees – the highest number in recorded history. Estimates indicate that a person is displaced every 20 minutes. When global need is at its highest, the Trump administration has quickly reversed our nation’s long history as a world leader in refugee …

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 …

Take 5 Minutes Today: Urge Congress to Vote NO on Anti-Immigrant Amendments and YES to Protection for Dreamers

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Background: Today, February 15th, the Senate will consider three amendments that approach protection for dreamers in very different ways. We must IMMEDIATELY call on our Senators to reject Grassley amendment #1959 and Schumer amendment #1958, and instead urge them to support Coons amendment #1955. Senators will also consider one amendment that is not a solution for dreamers at all, and …

Take 5 Minutes Today: Urge Congress to Vote NO on Grassley #1959 – the Secure and Succeed Act & Vote YES on Coons #1955 – the USA Act!

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Background: It is likely that early tomorrow (Feb 15), the Senate will vote on two amendments that approach protection for dreamers in very different ways. We must IMMEDIATELY call on our Senators to reject Grassley amendment #1959 and to instead support Coons amendment #1955. Grassley amendment #1959 contains the Secure and Succeed Act, which would dismantle family reunification, cut out …

Take 5 Minutes Today: Urge Congress to Oppose the Secure and Succeed Act and Protect Access to Family Reunification!

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Right now, the Senate is preparing to debate multiple pieces of immigration legislation, including a legislative solution for dreamers, as well as harmful bills and amendments that would negatively impact access to family reunification. Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Cornyn (R-TX) will be introducing the Secure and Succeed Act — which would dismantle family reunification, cut out many dreamers from the …

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

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Since the Trump administration terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September 2017, more than 18,800 DACA recipients have seen their protections expire. As Congress considers proposals to protect dreamers, the White House and some Members of Congress have offered frameworks that would prevent family unification, deprive dreamers of an opportunity to pursue a pathway to citizenship, …