Immigration

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August 27, 2009

Honorable Members of Congress United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Senator,

We, the undersigned faith based leaders and organizations, join together to urge you to cosponsor the Strengthen and Unite Communities with Civics Education and English Skills Act of 2009 (S...

July 24, 2009

Dear Conferees:

We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our support for Section 571 of the Senate-passed version of H.R. 2892, the Fiscal Year 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations Act. As you know, this section was added to H.R. 2892 on the Senate floor by Senators Orrin...

June 4, 2009

Dear Member of Congress,

On behalf of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, we applaud Senators Menendez (DNJ), Gillibrand (D-NY), Kennedy (D-MA) and Schumer (D-NY) for introducing S. 1085, the Reuniting Families Act, legislation that would take important steps in helping immigrant...

May 27, 2009

Congress and President Obama have committed to fixing the present broken immigration system. The issues involved in comprehensive immigration reform are complex and there is a great deal of misinformation about immigrants and their role in today’s America. According to recent estimates by the...

May 26, 2009

We are working with faith-based and other allies to insure that comrepehensive immigration reform addresses these issues: extend full recognition to the rights of immigrant workers, including the possibility of permanent status and eventual U.S. citizenship; address family immigration in a...

April 30, 2009

The Bishops of the Episcopal Church wrote to President Obama on March 26 asking him to grant Temporary Protected Status to Haitians. Now we are asking you to write the President as well.

Haiti, the poorest country in the hemisphere, has suffered catastrophic consequences after two major...

April 28, 2009

What is TPS? Temporary Protected Status or TPS is a temporary immigration status granted to individuals residing in the Untied States who are temporarily unable to safely return to their home country because of ongoing armed conflict, an environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and...

April 2, 2009

In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells us to welcome the stranger: "I was a stranger and you invited me in…What you do to the least of my brethren, you do unto me" (Matthew 25:35, 40).

The Episcopal Church is committed to Matthew’s call to "welcome the stranger" as a matter of Christian...

March 26, 2009

Secretary Janet Napolitano Department of Homeland Security U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528

Dear Secretary Napolitano:

We write to ask you to take action to end the discriminatory policies inhibiting the resettlement of one of the most vulnerable...

February 26, 2009

The Latino missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington was among U.S. faith leaders who on February 26 called on President Barack Obama and Congress to show moral courage and enact immigration reform. Their call came days after participants at 160 prayer vigils across the nation urged the...

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