Immigration Reform

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September 5, 2013

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would overhaul the country’s immigration system, leading to many important reforms for immigrants and refugees.

Now, it’s the House’s turn to tackle Comprehensive Immigration Reform. To prep advocates around the church for the...

August 15, 2013

The first two weeks of August recess have certainly been exciting! At rallies, vigils, and town halls across the country we have shown our faith by engaging our decision makers in the vital discussion of immigration reform and members have been listening. Whether you rallied in front of Speaker...

August 13, 2013

Art instructor Hannah Kraft, second from left, helps students in the pottery studio at the St. Peter’s bilingual vacation Bible camp. Photo: Courtesy of St. Peter’s

[Episcopal News Service] This is the story of two congregations, two languages and one teen who...

August 8, 2013

The British government’s the Ministry of Home Affairs’ controversial “go home” bus and van campaign has drawn criticism. Photo: www.gov.uk

[Religion News Service — Canterbury, England] Two bishops — one Anglican, the other Roman Catholic — condemned a British...

June 28, 2013

[National Council of Churches press release] The National Council of Churches praised the U.S. Senate Thursday for its bipartisan support of comprehensive immigration reform.

The bill received wide support from Democrats and Republicans and passed by a vote of 68 to 32.

The Senate...

June 27, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In response to the United States Senate’s vote to pass S. 744, the Senate’s immigration reform legislation, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Presiding Bishop...

June 27, 2013

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] This week, after months of debate in the Senate and advocacy across the country, the United States Senate will vote on S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.   This historic legislation, if passed, will bring our...

June 27, 2013

This week, after months of debate in the Senate and advocacy across the country, the United States Senate will vote on S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.   This historic legislation, if passed, will bring our nation that much closer to enacting...

May 30, 2013

Immigration Advocacy Newsletter

After a debate that spanned two weeks and saw 212 amendments considered, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) passed out of the Judiciary...

May 21, 2013

Family unity has long been a driver of immigration and a cornerstone of our immigration system. Despite this prioritization of family, however, lengthy backlogs, inadequate country caps, and preference categories have meant that our immigration system often keeps families apart for decades....

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