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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TAKE ACTION TODAY: Urge Congress and DHS to Protect Haitians

Right now, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering whether or not to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians in the United States, which is due for a decision by DHS before Thanksgiving, November 23rd. Given the recent TPS terminations for Sudan and Nicaragua, we are deeply concerned that DHS will end TPS […]

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Faith Organizations Urge Congress to Act on Dream Act Before the End of the Year

November 7, 2017 Dear Members of Congress, We, the undersigned 37 faith-based organizations, write to urge members of Congress to offer Dreamers the same compassion and commitment they have given to this country. It is time for Congress to immediately enact the Dream Act of 2017 (S. 1615/H.R. 3440), which provides a long overdue pathway […]

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During Faith Week Over 40 Organizations and Thousands of Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

From October 29-November 4, people of faith across the country were Praying with Dreamers and showing our support for the Dream Act. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will end on March 5. Every day that passes without congressional action means more suffering, anxiety and fear in the lives of Dreamers, their families, and our […]

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Toolkit: Praying with Dreamers – #Faith4Dream Week

  October 29-November 4 Advocating for the Dream Act (S. 1615 / H.R. 3440) is putting the faithful call to love our neighbors into action. Congress must hear from us this week and every week until Congress passes a clean Dream Act with a pathway to citizenship.   Plan Dream Sabbath Events Plan #Faith4Dream events […]

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URGENT: TAKE ACTION TODAY!

Tell Congress & the White House that you OPPOSE Trump’s Latest Refugee Ban President Trump has rewritten his executive order to: Ban refugees from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and stateless Palestinians for 90 days, in addition to the 120 day refugee ban that expired on October […]

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URGENT CALLS NEEDED: Tell House Judiciary Committee Members to Affirm the Refugee Resettlement Program & Support a Robust Refugee Admissions Goal!

On Thursday, October 26th, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is holding an oversight hearing on the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). Refugee resettlement is a life-saving opportunity for individuals and families fleeing persecution to rebuild their lives in safety. Today, we face the worst displacement crisis in recorded history with more than 65 million […]

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Urge Congress to Stand With Our Immigrant Neighbors!

Right now, we are facing a heartless campaign to tear families apart and devastate communities by arresting and deporting moms, dads, and young people who have lived in the United States for years. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was created to provide protection to those in the United States when it is unsafe for their return […]

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NOW IS THE TIME: Stop Trump from Dismantling Refugee Resettlement

A Refugee Admissions Goal of 45,000 Is Inexcusable Background: News outlets are reporting that the Trump administration will set the refugee admissions goal for next fiscal year at 45,000 – which would be the lowest goal in U.S. history. The average admissions goal from when The Refugee Act of 1980 passed up till today is […]

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED NOW: Tell Your Representative that the DREAM Act Deserves a Vote!

President Trump has terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, turning our nation’s back on undocumented youth who are valued members of our communities. The consequences are immediate, devastating, and profound. No new DACA applications are being considered, and DACA recipients will soon see their protection revoked. DACA has protected nearly 800,000 immigrant […]

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