Immigration Reform


February 13, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations Director Alexander Baumgarten and Katie Conway, Immigration and Refugee Policy Analyst, have submitted testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Patrick Leahy from Vermont...

January 30, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Press Release] Episcopal Church President of the House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, has issued a letter calling on Episcopalians to ask their elected officials to support immigration reform.

“We Episcopalians know that...

January 17, 2013

[PICO Press Release] Today, faith leaders from across the country joined with DREAMers and other community leaders to call on Congress to make citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans the focus of any bill to create a new immigration process in our country. The Campaign for Citizenship, a...

April 29, 2012

Immigration Action Newsletter

Senate CIR breakdown edition! What’s in the bill, what isn’t in the bill, and what happens next. Also, do not forget that Congress will be home this week- tell them what you think about the bill and demand their support on the issues most important to you!...

April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012


Honorable Barack Obama President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

We, the undersigned faith leaders, write to urge you to address the issue of immigration reform as soon as possible.


April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012



United States Senate

Washington, D.C. 20510


United States House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. 20515


Dear Senator/Representative:

We, the undersigned faith leaders, write to urge you to...

July 29, 2010

Tensions escalated July 29 as Arizona's contentious immigration law went into effect, with both opponents and supporters vowing, "we will not comply."

Protestors wore it on T-shirts and chanted it as a rallying cry during demonstrations outside the office of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe...

April 29, 2010

The Episcopal Public Policy Network issued a policy alert April 29 urging Episcopalians to advocate for a temporary halt to deportation of students who would qualify to continue their studies in the United States under the terms of the proposed Development, Relief, and Education for Alien...

April 26, 2010

Tens of thousands of people, many of them immigrants, gathered in Washington, D.C., in March in support of immigration reform – in the hope that a change in the law would give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants.

For some immigrants, it was the first time in a long time they...

April 25, 2010

Bishop Kirk S. Smith told Arizona Episcopalians April 23 not to panic in response to a new state law that will make it illegal for undocumented immigrants to be in Arizona and that will require people suspected of being illegal to show proof of legal status.

"I know that the passage of...