Immigration

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April 1, 2008

The SAVE Act (HR 4088), introduced by Representatives Shuler and Tancredo, provides an enforcement only solution to the problems of our failed immigration system. Not only is the legislation unacceptable, but its sponsors are trying to move it to the House floor without the opportunity for the...

April 1, 2008

For the past two years, bipartisan efforts, with strong backing from faith and migrant rights groups, have been committed to comprehensive immigration reform. The goals have been to amend the U.S. immigration system to provide a chance for legal status and a pathway to citizenship for...

August 1, 2007

As Congress heads home for its traditional August Recess, below is an update on many of the legislative initiatives you care about and have taken action on during the past several months. Thank you for all of your hard work!

MAJOR POLICY INITIATIVE Farm Bill: The legislation governs many...

June 26, 2007

The head of a British church body dealing with racial justice has distanced herself from a call by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord (George) Carey, for Britain to impose tighter controls on immigrants coming into the country.

 

Carey made his statement in an interview...

June 4, 2007

Dear Senator,

As you begin debate on S. 1348, the Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Reform Act of 2007, we write on behalf of the Episcopal Church to express our concern for provisions in draft legislation that devalue family-based...

April 26, 2007

A trip to Ellis Island requires long lines and long waits. But it's nothing like the anxious hours, sometimes days, of scrutiny once imposed on poorer immigrants seeking entry into the United States after two weeks in steerage on an ocean liner.

Our wait was more like the processing...

October 26, 2006

The following is a quick update on issues with which we were engaged this fall. Congress was not able to complete its work and will return after the election for a “lame duck” session. Those sessions are often unpredictable but especially so if there are significant changes in the...

September 27, 2006

This week, the Senate is scheduled to consider the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (HR 6061), which calls for 700 miles of double-layered fencing. This bill is a diversion from the real work that needs to be done to reach an agreement in both houses of Congress on comprehensive immigration reform....

March 15, 2006

"God our light, make your Church like a rainbow; shining and proclaiming to all the world; that the storm is an end, there is peace for those who seek it and love for the forgiving." --Collect for the Third Sunday in Lent from the New Zealand Prayer Book

Call for Compassionate...

March 13, 2006

The Honorable Richard DurbinUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Durbin,

In the coming weeks, the Senate is expected to take up the crucial matter of immigration reform. It could well be that 2006 is a milestone year in the history of U.S. immigration policy....

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