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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Letter to President Obama: Stop the ICE Raids

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, faith and immigrant’s rights leaders came together in front of the White House, delivering more than 130,000 petition signatures asking President Obama to stop the ICE raids. ‪Read the statement on our delivery, press release, and immigrants’ rights groups letter against ICE raids. For more information, click here.

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Thank You! H.R. 4038 was blocked!

Friend, You did it! Because of the countless calls, letters, and tweets you sent to Senators, the anti-refugee bill H.R. 4038 was blocked from being voted on in the Senate. Earlier today, Senators voted 55-43 to keep this anti-refugee bill from proceeding. Had it passed the Senate, it would have ground to a halt the […]

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On Christmas Day Faith Leaders Offer their Churches as Sanctuary to Those Hunted in Raids

On Christmas Day Faith Leaders Offer their Churches as Sanctuary to Those Hunted in Raids We Open Our Doors to Today’s Josephs and Marys Despite ICE’s Plan to Deport them Sanctuary Movement leaders who have offered their congregations as spaces of refuge for immigrants facing deportation are outraged by the news that Immigration Customs and Enforcement and the […]

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Welcoming Refugees; State by State Resources

If you have an event, news clip, photograph, or other material you would like listed on this page, please email Megan Cagle at mcagle@cwsglobal.org. National Resources 750+ Religious Leaders and Faith-based Organizations Oppose Anti-Refugee Legislation American Baptist Home Mission urges support for Syrian Refugees Associated Press; U.S. Religious Leaders Make Forceful Appeal to Admit Refugees […]

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Welcome Weekend Resources

Dedicating a worship service or event in your congregation to Syrian refugees is important to promoting understanding of the plight of individuals seeking safety in the region and in Europe, as well as the need for the United States to contribute additional international humanitarian assistance, resettle more refugees, and ensure that communities have the resources […]

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August Recess Letter Drop and Call In Toolkit

During the month of August, members of Congress will return to their home districts to meet with constituents and local organizations. This is a perfect time for you to let your Representative and Senators know that the anti-immigrant bills recently proposed in Congress do not represent our values. Use and share our toolkit to participate […]

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Fourth of July Prayer Resource

As we celebrate Independence Day with our friends and families, we must remember those in our communities, especially the families, who still long for freedom. This Fourth of July, we pray for those who are imprisoned in family detention centers across the United States, that they may find the freedom they seek. Fourth of July […]

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Father’s Day Resources

As we honor fathers and the immeasurable contributions they make on their children and families this Father’s Day (June 21), we pray for the families separated by immoral detention and deportation. This Father’s Day, we pay special attention to the impact this separation has on both fathers and their children. Don’t Deport My Dad Toolkit

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