Immigration

Articles

May 20, 2004

Co-sponsors are needed for bipartisan legislation to protect the parents of 5,000 children born in the United States to Haitians now in danger of being deported to war ravaged Haiti.

S. 2187, the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Improvement Act sponsored by Senators Graham (D-FL),...

March 28, 2004

In February we wrote asking you to support the Snoweflake Campaign – an effort to add $6 billion in child care funding to the bill reauthorizing welfare – known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This bill is now expected to be on the Senate floor as soon as March 30. We are...

February 12, 2004

In 1996, the President and Congress agreed to a broad-sweeping reform of the nation's system to assist low-income families. "Welfare reform" ended entitlement of impoverished people to government assistance that had previously been guaranteed since the 1930's. All federal welfare programs were...

January 27, 2004

Dear Senator:

As the Senate prepares to vote on legislation to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, we urge you to call for TANF reauthorization that seeks to reduce poverty as its primary goal. This goal is urgent in today’s economy.

The...

December 15, 2003

Another busy year for the Episcopal Public Policy Network has passed and we wanted to let you know what has happened with measures on which we sent out Alerts and you acted. Your phone calls, emails, and faxes are critical to the church’s efforts to “strive for justice.” When Congress...

November 17, 2003

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, I am writing to you as a member of the Committee on the Judiciary regarding the hearing to be held on November 18 entitled America After 9/11: Freedom Preserved or Freedom Lost. We are grateful for this opportunity to address...

October 31, 2003

Editor's note: The following essay was written in response to a letter criticizing Hispanic immigrants that was published in an earlier issue.

As a third-generation Mexican-American, I strongly support and encourage the Episcopal Church to further expand its ministry to Hispanics.

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October 23, 2003

The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love the stranger as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Leviticus 19: 33-34

Dear Medicare Conferee,

As people of faith, we believe that the Biblical mandate...

September 26, 2003

After three years of negotiations, a bipartisan bill on immigration and labor reform was introduced in Congress by Senators Craig (R-ID) and Kennedy (D-MA) and Representatives Cannon (R-UT) and Berman (D-CA) and is supported by a coalition of advocates for farm...

September 24, 2003

The 74th General Convention of our Church, acknowledging the urgency of protecting and enhancing the civil and economic rights of immigrants, called us to "encourage support of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride by educating its members to the importance of immigration law reform, organizing...

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