June 13, 2013

Statement of

Church World Service

The Episcopal Church


Human Rights First

Jubilee Campaign USA

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service


June 10, 2013

[Episcopal Public Policy Network – Newsletter] And we’re back! The Senate floor debate began on Friday with opening statements from some members but substantive debate and amendments are expected to start this week!

Over the next 3 weeks amendments will be considered very...

May 30, 2013

Immigration Advocacy Newsletter

After a debate that spanned two weeks and saw 212 amendments considered, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) passed out of the Judiciary...

May 21, 2013

Family unity has long been a driver of immigration and a cornerstone of our immigration system. Despite this prioritization of family, however, lengthy backlogs, inadequate country caps, and preference categories have meant that our immigration system often keeps families apart for decades....

May 8, 2013

Last night, 301 amendments to the Senate immigration bill were filed by nearly every Senator on the Judiciary Committee, which will begin hearing amendments tomorrow at 9:30 am. As you can imagine, this volume of amendments...

April 28, 2013

On April 17, Senators Schumer D-NY, Durbin D-IL, Graham R-SC, Flake R-AZ, Menendez D-NJ, Bennet D-CO, McCain R-AZ and Rubio R-FL introduced their long awaited bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, S. 744. The bill proposes the largest...

April 22, 2013

Last week, Senators Schumer (D-NY), Graham (R-SC), McCain (R-AZ), Flake (R-AZ), Durbin (D-IL), Rubio (R-FL), Menendez (D-NJ), and Bennet (D-CO) introduced S.744, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity & Immigration Modernization Act of 2013." The 844-page bill proposes a historic...

April 19, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate introduction of comprehensive immigration reform.

We affirm that human beings are made in the image of God, created with dignity and...

April 16, 2013

The Senate just released a comprehensive immigration bill. Compassionate immigration reform opponents will be making their voices heard loud and clear over the next few days, and it is imperative that people of faith speak up for immigration reform that respects the human worth and dignity of...

April 8, 2013

Immigration Action Newsletter 

Thousands of people will converge on Washington for a Rally for Citizenship on April 10; Congress passes a Continuing Resolution with robust funding for refugees thanks to YOUR advocacy; Bishop Kirk Smith of Arizona joins Richard Trumka President in a call...