Take Action Now: Stop the Administration From Cutting Refugee Resettlement to Life-Threatening New Low

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Background: Right now, the Trump administration is trying to further dismantle the refugee resettlement program by setting the refugee admissions goal at a drastic new low of 25,000 for fiscal year 2019. This reduction would follow this year’s already historically low goal of 45,000. Currently, less than 20,000 refugees have been resettled so far as we approach the end of this …

TELL CONGRESS to Keep Families Together and and Reject Funding for Family Incarceration and Deportation

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Right now, Congress is considering millions of additional taxpayer dollars to expand family incarceration and deportation force to tear families and communities apart. On Wednesday (July 25th), the House Appropriations Committee will consider a proposal that would detain an unprecedented 44,000 people, expand the deportation force to tear families apart, and further militarize communities living along the southern U.S. border. …

Take Action: Tell Congress to Protect Families and Reject More Funding for Family Incarceration and Deportation

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Right now, the administration is requesting a reallocation of millions of additional taxpayer dollars to expand family incarceration and deportation force to tear families and communities apart. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s cruel and unnecessary jailing of families, asylum seekers, and immigrants already requires billions of dollars every year. That means millions of additional …

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. …