Immigration

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November 14, 2013

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 would like to see.

There have been several...

November 4, 2013

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 Legislative Update State Update...

October 11, 2013

Compassion should never be criminalized, but there is an immigration bill in the House of Representatives that would do just that, placing immigrant and non-immigrant members of our communities at risk.

If enacted, the SAFE Act would criminalize religious leaders, lay leaders, and...

October 7, 2013

[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] The federal government shutdown did not deter ecumenical immigration activists from spending 12 hours on Oct. 7 at National City Christian Church preparing for their Oct. 8 scheduled congressional visits.

“The government is shutdown and we’re...

September 30, 2013

Immigration Action Newsletter

August recess is over and Congress is back!  Where does 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 Legislative Update Immigration in the...

August 15, 2013

The first two weeks of August recess have certainly been exciting! At rallies, vigils, and town halls across the country we have shown our faith by engaging our decision makers in the vital discussion of immigration reform and members have been listening. Whether you rallied in front of Speaker...

August 13, 2013

Art instructor Hannah Kraft, second from left, helps students in the pottery studio at the St. Peter’s bilingual vacation Bible camp. Photo: Courtesy of St. Peter’s

[Episcopal News Service] This is the story of two congregations, two languages and one teen who...

June 28, 2013

[National Council of Churches press release] The National Council of Churches praised the U.S. Senate Thursday for its bipartisan support of comprehensive immigration reform.

The bill received wide support from Democrats and Republicans and passed by a vote of 68 to 32.

The Senate...

June 27, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In response to the United States Senate’s vote to pass S. 744, the Senate’s immigration reform legislation, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Presiding Bishop...

June 27, 2013

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] This week, after months of debate in the Senate and advocacy across the country, the United States Senate will vote on S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.   This historic legislation, if passed, will bring our...

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