Immigration Reform

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July 14, 2015

[Episcopal News Service] General Convention passed a number of resolutions aimed at protecting the rights of immigrants and refugees throughout The Episcopal Church.

Resolution D069 calls for the church to support birthright citizenship, particularly in countries where it has dioceses....

March 12, 2015

Executive action programs are temporarily delayed; an agreement is reached to fund the Department of Homeland Security; the fate of unaccompanied children in the United States remains precarious and more, all in this month’s newsletter!

Advocacy...

January 12, 2015

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] One hundred Episcopal Church bishops have joined Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in welcoming President Obama’s decision to offer relief from deportation to millions of undocumented community members and to reform certain...

September 1, 2014

[St Andrew’s Episcopal Church – Seattle, Washington] Across the alley from our church, the four members of the Martínez family to whom St. Andrew’s has given shelter for the past twelve months will be moving on by the end of October. Their sponsor, Compass Housing Alliance, has provided...

February 18, 2014

SKILLS Visa Act H.R. 2131                                   

Sponsor: Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA-49), introduced on May 23, 2013

Passage: Since its introduction, the bill was referred to the House Judiciary and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce (on 5/23/...

December 1, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Washington press release] Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington led a prayer service on the evening of Dec. 1 on the National Mall for Fast For Families, a campaign to persuade Speaker John Boehner to bring comprehensive immigration reform...

November 14, 2013

With only a few days left in the legislative calendar and House leadership stating that they will not address immigration reform this year, now is the time to contact your Representative and tell them exactly what type of immigration reform you would like to see.

There have been several...

November 4, 2013

Immigration Action Newsletter

August recess is over and Congress is back!  Where des CIR stand? What can we do to keep up the pressure in October? Upcoming advocacy opportunities, legislative updates and more below!

Advocacy Calendar CIR and Legislative Update State Update...

October 7, 2013

[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] The federal government shutdown did not deter ecumenical immigration activists from spending 12 hours on Oct. 7 at National City Christian Church preparing for their Oct. 8 scheduled congressional visits.

“The government is shutdown and we’re...

September 30, 2013

Immigration Action Newsletter

August recess is over and Congress is back!  Where does CIR stand? What can we do to keep up the pressure in October? Upcoming advocacy opportunities, legislative updates and more below!

Advocacy Calendar CIR and Legislative Update Immigration in the...

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