Immigration Reform

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 11:45

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (commonly known as coronavirus) presents a host of challenges to our immigration system. The Episcopal Church was no great supporter of the pre-pandemic enforcement regime and has long supported alternatives to immigrant...

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 09:00

The Episcopal Church is deeply concerned by the administration’s decision to restrict immigration from Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, and Sudan. While we wholeheartedly endorse efforts to ensure the safety of the United States, it...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 11:15

The Episcopal Church is deeply concerned with the recently released Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) interim final rule on asylum. The United States is obliged by international and domestic law to provide...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 13:30

The Episcopal Church remains concerned about the reports of upcoming large-scale raids in communities around the U.S. These reports are already creating fear and uncertainty in the lives of people in our churches and in our communities. If these...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 16:15

This backgrounder provides suggested actions that you can take to support undocumented immigrants in your community. Included are links to further information, which will assist your effort to launch some of the suggested initiatives or connect...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 17:30

"And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'" -Matthew 10:7 For the Human Family, The Book of Common Prayer O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 20:00

Executive action programs are temporarily delayed; an agreement is reached to fund the Department of Homeland Security; the fate of unaccompanied children in the United States remains precarious and more, all in this month’s newsletter! Advocacy...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 19:00

SKILLS Visa Act H.R. 2131                                    Sponsor: Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA-49), introduced on May 23, 2013 Passage: Since its introduction, the bill was referred to the House Judiciary and the House Committee on...

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 00:00

With only a few days left in the legislative calendar and House leadership stating that they will not address immigration reform this year, now is the time to contact your Representative and tell them exactly what type of immigration reform you...

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 00:00

Immigration Action Newsletter August recess is over and Congress is back!  Where des CIR stand? What can we do to keep up the pressure in October? Upcoming advocacy opportunities, legislative updates and more below! Advocacy Calendar CIR and...

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