Immigration Reform

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May 15, 2013

"A few years ago, government authorities in Turkmenistan persecuted a woman and her son because they had converted to Christianity. The son was tortured to death. The woman was twice detained and tortured. She fled to the United States, where, suffering from panic attacks and depression, she...

May 9, 2013

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] On May 7, 301 amendments to the Senate immigration bill were filed by nearly every Senator on the Judiciary Committee, which will begin hearing amendments tomorrow at 9:30 am. As you can imagine, this volume of amendments touches nearly every piece of...

May 8, 2013

[Refugee Council USA press release] On the eve of the U.S. Senate’s first markup of the bipartisan immigration reform bill, a wide array of faith leaders are urging legislators to ensure that comprehensive immigration reform upholds the United States’ proud history and tradition of...

May 8, 2013

Last night, 301 amendments to the Senate immigration bill were filed by nearly every Senator on the Judiciary Committee, which will begin hearing amendments tomorrow at 9:30 am. As you can imagine, this volume of amendments...

April 22, 2013

Last week, Senators Schumer (D-NY), Graham (R-SC), McCain (R-AZ), Flake (R-AZ), Durbin (D-IL), Rubio (R-FL), Menendez (D-NJ), and Bennet (D-CO) introduced S.744, the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity & Immigration Modernization Act of 2013." The 844-page bill proposes a historic...

April 16, 2013

The Senate just released a comprehensive immigration bill. Compassionate immigration reform opponents will be making their voices heard loud and clear over the next few days, and it is imperative that people of faith speak up for immigration reform that respects the human worth and dignity of...

March 18, 2013

[The San Francisco Organizing Project/PICO California – Press Release] On March 17 the Campaign for Citizenship, an effort led by the PICO National Network, the nation’s leading grassroots, faith organization, to move the immigration process forward by creating a roadmap for...

March 5, 2013

A member of the Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders talks with Oscar, who grew up in the Los Angeles area but came to Mexico a year and a half ago with his parents, who were deported. The family now lives in Chilpancingo, a shantytown near Tijuana. Photo: Janet Kawamoto

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February 13, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori participated in the Fourth Annual Ash Wednesday Prayer Service at Liberty State Park, which focused on immigration...

February 13, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined people from New Jersey and New York representing faith-based, community and immigrant rights groups on Ash Wednesday morning to begin a whole day of actions aimed at repenting the sin of immigration detention....

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