Congress Must Stop the Administration from Banning Refugees by Discounting Their Relationships with Resettlement Agencies

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Background: Repeatedly, President Trump has tried to grind refugee resettlement to a halt, ban individuals from six Muslim-majority countries, and reduce the number of refugees we welcome in the United States. After several lawsuits were filed against his executive orders, the Supreme Court issued a decision that partially allows the administration to limit the entry of refugees – as well as travelers …

Urgent Calls Needed to Protect Refugees and Children!

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Tell the House Judiciary Committee to Oppose H.R.495 and H.R.2826 Background: This Wednesday, June 14th, the House Judiciary Committee plans to mark up H.R.495, the “Protection of Children Act,” and H.R.2826, the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act.” These bills would inflict harm upon unaccompanied children fleeing violence,  deny protection to vulnerable refugees, and negatively impact refugees resettled in the U.S. The Protection …

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Urge Congress and DHS to Protect Haitians

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Right now, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering whether or not to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of Haitians in the United States, which is set to expire on July 22, 2017. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is recommending that the United States end TPS for Haitians altogether in January 2018. In 2010, an earthquake devastated …

ACTION ALERT: Stop DHS From Deporting Somalis

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently apprehended, detained and deported Somali individuals back to their home country. These Somalis are asylum seekers, asylees, and refugees who have fled persecution and tragedy. In Georgia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) apprehended eight Somalis, detained them and put them into deportation proceedings. Some have been in this country since childhood and …

CALL TO ACTION: Tell Congress to Oppose Funding for Trump’s Wall, Deportation Force & Detention Centers

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CALL TO ACTION: Tell Congress to Oppose Funding for Trump’s Wall, Deportation Force & Detention Centers Background: President Trump has issued multiple executive orders that target immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and Muslims. Plans are being made to build a border wall and more detention centers, and our undocumented community members have been caught up in immigration raids, including a Methodist …

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Tell Your Local, State, and National Leaders to Welcome Refugees

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TAKE ACTION TODAY: Tell Your Local, State, and National Leaders to Welcome Refugees Background: Right now, it is more important than ever for all of our elected officials to hear that their communities welcome refugees. Refugee resettlement saves lives, encourages other countries to keep their doors open to people needing protection, and promotes regional stability and global security. We cannot …

Oppose Raids Tearing Families Apart

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URGENT: TAKE ACTION NOW Tell the White House & Congress that you OPPOSE Trump’s Raids Tearing Families & Communities Apart Despite continued outcry from faith communities and immigrants’ rights groups, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has restarted workplace and home invasion raids, carrying out President Trump’s recent executive orders to build a wall across the U.S. southern border, detain families …

Oppose President Trump’s Announcement on Refugee Resettlement

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URGENT: TAKE ACTION NOW Tell the White House & Congress that you OPPOSE Trump’s Announcement to Grind Refugee Resettlement To a Halt & Bar Refugees from Certain Countries President Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. government will stop resettling refugees from certain countries; pause the entire refugee resettlement program for 120 days; preference religious minorities; and reduce the number …

Take Action! Protect Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

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  Take Action Protect Immigrants and Asylum Seekers On January 25, President Trump announced that the U.S. government will force local police officers to serve as immigration enforcement officers. Such proposals would reverse years of intentional, community-based policing efforts that are vital to public safety in neighborhoods across the country. This decision jeopardizes the trust between immigrant communities and local …