2014 Congressional Recommendations

Read the 2014 Recommendations to Congress The Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC), a coalition of 42 national faithbased organizations, calls on Congress to enact immigration reform that will reunite families, provide meaningful opportunities for undocumented immigrants to apply for citizenship, and promote community wholeness. For more than a decade, the IIC has been working with congregations, service providers, and faith […]

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Coalition members respond to House Republican “Standards for Immigration Reform”

On January 30, 2014, the House Republican leadership released “Standards for Immigration Reform“. Members of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition released the following statements in response: American Jewish Committee (AJC) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Church World Service Franciscan Action Network Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) HIAS Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) Lutheran Immigration and […]

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Queen of the Hill & Discharge Petition Explainer

The discharge petition filed on May 9 by House Republicans would force a House vote on H.Res 744, bipartisan legislation that would allow for consideration of four drastically different immigration proposals (these bills look to be similar to those considered in the Senate in March). Res 744: Queen-of-the-Hill Rule H.Res. 774 brings H.R. 4760, the […]

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Over 300 Faith Leaders and Faith-based Organizations Call on Congress to Cut Funding for Immigration Detention, Deportation, and Border Militarization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2018 CONTACT: jamuzie@interfaithimmigration.org   OVER 300 FAITH LEADERS AND FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON CONGRESS TO CUT FUNDING FOR IMMIGRATION DETENTION, DEPORTATION, AND BORDER MILITARIZATION   Congress must immediately enact a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth while upholding our family-based immigration system and protecting other immigrant populations.   Washington, D.C. […]

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Faith Leaders Reaffirm Urgency of Congressional Protection for Dreamers, Call on Congress to Defund Deportation, Detention, and Border Militarization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2018 Press Contact: jamuzie@interfaithimmigration.org     Washington, D.C. – On March 5,  the final day that President Trump intended to honor the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, faith leaders again urge lawmakers to pass the Dream Act.   Congressional action to expand detention, deportation, and border militarization instead of […]

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Faith Leaders Urge Senators to vote NO on the Secure and Succeed Act

See the PDF of the letter here. February 14, 2018 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: The faith community writes today urging all Members of Congress to oppose the Secure and Succeed Act of 2018. This bill combines the harmful provisions in the Secure Act (S.2192) and the Succeed Act (S. 1852) and […]

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Nine Immigration Themed Resources for Lent—Encouraging Faith Commitments in Solidarity with Refugees & Immigrants

Resources Encouraging Faith Commitments in Solidarity with Refugees & Immigrants Complete Set of Resources for Lent Ash Wednesday-Isaiah 58, Temporary Protected Status 1st Sunday-Genesis 9, Refugee Resettlement & Restrictive Bans 2nd Sunday-Genesis 28 & 1 Timothy 5, Family Based Migration 3rd Sunday-Hebrews 13, Immigrant Detention & Family Separation 4th Sunday-John 3, Sanctuary Protections 5th Sunday-John […]

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Tell Congress to Enact the Dream Act of 2017 and Protect Immigrant Youth!

President Trump terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, turning our nation’s back on undocumented immigrant youth who are valued members of our communities. The consequences of repealing DACA are immediate, devastating, and profound. No new DACA applications are being considered, and current DACA recipients are already seeing their protections revoked. DACA has […]

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48 National Faith Organizations Support Immediate Solution for Dreamers, Reject White House Proposal

See a PDF text of the letter here. February 11, 2018 Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: As 48 faith-based organizations from many traditions, we are called to love our neighbor and to welcome the stranger. We are heartbroken that more than one million immigrant youth are at risk of deportation and urge […]

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Faith Leaders Oppose Goodlatte Immigration Bill

Seventy-nine faith leaders sent a letter to Congress in opposition to H.R. 4760, an immigration proposal that would undermine immigrant communities under the guise of protecting immigrant youth. Read the full text of the letter with the full list of nearly eighty signers.   Leaders from nine national, faith-based organizations also commented, urging members of […]

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ONE YEAR OF MUSLIM AND REFUGEE BANS

Showing Up in Solidarity Against Discrimination January 27 – February 3, 2018 Week of Action Toolkit Please click here (Word) and here (Google) to download the toolkit. PUT YOUR EVENT ON THE MAP & FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU AT www.nomuslimbanever.com and www.weareallusa.org/events Why take action the week of January 27th? On January 27, 2017 the Trump Administration released Executive Orders […]

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