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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Faith Sign-On Letter to the Administration

Faith groups have come together to write a letter with various recommendations to President Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about how the administration should change immigration policies. We need your signature to increase our voice! View the letter: 2014 Faith Sign-On Letter – Administration Recommendations Add your name: Click here (deadline April 16, [...]

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April 5th National Week of Action

Everyday more than 1,100 people are deported. It is predicted that in April, 2 million people will have been deported under the Obama Administration. Amid Congressional inaction, President Obama and his Administration must understand that our communities cannot continue to wait. The President can and should take concrete, bold and necessary actions TODAY to turn back the deportation [...]

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Religious Holiday Resources

The struggles for freedom and dignity led by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez showed the world that faithful sacrifice and courageous nonviolent action can break the bonds of injustice. We now humbly attempt to follow their example to deepen our commitment to God’s call, to ensure dignity and respect for all [...]

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Recent House bills on immigration reform

The Senate has passed an immigration reform bill, S.744, with a robustly bipartisan 68-32 vote. Now the big question is what the House will do. So far, House Committees have approved five bills, none of which create a path to citizenship, and all of which contain provisions that would negatively impact our community members. There [...]

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IMMIGRATION POSADA 2013 Toolkit

IMMIGRATION POSADA 2013 What if the Holy Family were separated at Christmas? (Photo: Posada at the Border, Agua Prieta/ Douglas) Posada Toolkit- Immigrants’ Rights Table of Contents State of Play on Immigration History of Posadas Creative Theatre Communications Resources Lifting Your Posada Nationally   State of Play on Immigration 2013-2014 The movement for immigrants’ rights [...]

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IIC Webinar 12-16 Today 4 PM EST Highlights 2013 Pushing Onward

Please join Interfaith Immigration Coalition Webinar TODAY at 4 PM EST. Call Info and Power Point Link Below. We will hear testimony from DJ Yoon, Executive Director of NAKASEC who fasted for 22 days as part of Fast4Families. The immigrants’ rights movement continues to grow stronger, despite lack of leadership in the House of Representatives, [...]

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LOVE HAS NO BORDERS: A New Compilation of Faith Leaders Struggle Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation in Alabama

In 2011 the legislature of Alabama passed the harshest anti-immigrant bill in America, and the governor of Alabama signed it into law. One legislator said that the purpose of the law was to make undocumented residents “so miserable that they self-deport.” Faith leaders in Alabama came together in unprecedented ways to oppose the mean-spirited law. [...]

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