Immigration Reform

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May 11, 2020

By: Rushad Thomas

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (commonly known as coronavirus) presents a host of challenges to our immigration system. The Episcopal Church was no great supporter of the pre-pandemic enforcement regime and has long supported alternatives to immigrant detention. In the face of a virus easily spread by...

April 8, 2020

Stand with our DACA friends by joining the Office of Government Relations’ Rushad Thomas and Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Kendall Martin and Allison Duvall from 12:00pm ET to 2:00pm ET on April 16, Episcopal DACA Action Day, in urging lawmakers to protect undocumented people brought to the...

February 7, 2020

By: The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations

The Episcopal Church is deeply concerned by the administration’s decision to restrict immigration from Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, and Sudan. While we wholeheartedly endorse efforts to ensure the safety of the United States, it is not clear that blanket immigration bans...

September 27, 2019

In response to the president’s decision to drastically reduce refugee resettlement in Fiscal Year 2020 and permit states and localities to veto refugee resettlement, The Episcopal Church issued the following statement:

The Episcopal Church condemns the administration’s decision to reduce...

September 27, 2019

En respuesta a la decisión del presidente de reducir drásticamente el reasentamiento de refugiados en el año fiscal 2020 y permitir que los estados y localidades veten el reasentamiento de refugiados, La Iglesia Episcopal emitió la siguiente declaración:

La Iglesia Episcopal condena la...

August 16, 2019

The Episcopal Church continues to respond to the complex array of challenges facing immigrants across the United States, including support for children and other people seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border, assisting immigrants who are undocumented, advocating for comprehensive...

July 17, 2019

The Episcopal Church is deeply concerned with the recently released Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) interim final rule on asylum. The United States is obliged by international and domestic law to provide protection to people fleeing persecution,...

July 11, 2019

The Episcopal Church remains concerned about the reports of upcoming large-scale raids in communities around the U.S. These reports are already creating fear and uncertainty in the lives of people in our churches and in our communities. If these raids are carried out, it will cause long-term...

June 25, 2019

This backgrounder provides suggested actions that you can take to support undocumented immigrants in your community. Included are links to further information, which will assist your effort to launch some of the suggested initiatives or connect with groups already doing this work in your area...

July 9, 2018

El siguiente texto corresponde al sermón del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry durante la Oración de visión, testimonio y justicia cerca del Centro Residencial T. Don Hutto en Taylor, Texas, el 8 de julio de 2018.

 

Y ahora, en nombre de nuestro amoroso, liberador y...

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Information on the DREAM (The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minorities) Act of 20

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