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 […]

Comments Off on 2014 Congressional Recommendations Continue Reading →

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 […]

Comments Off on Coalition members respond to House Republican “Standards for Immigration Reform” Continue Reading →

Faith leaders to DHS: Bring Juan Back Home

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2017 CONTACT: Myrna Orozco | 202.599.3585 | media@cwsglobal.org   Faith leaders to DHS: Bring Juan Back Home Petition to Secretary Kelley: http://bit.ly/2oKYqnA   Washington D.C. – Following news that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiary Juan Manuel Montes was deported, faith leaders join #JusticeForJuan campaign to demand answers […]

Comments Off on Faith leaders to DHS: Bring Juan Back Home Continue Reading →

What would you spend $3 billion on?

Congress can stop Trump from building a wall and increasing detention & deportations. Congress has “the power of the purse,” which means they can decide whether or not to fund the $3 billion supplemental that President Trump requested for fiscal years 2017 for a deportation force, border wall, and expanded detention. Trump’s budget proposals would cut funding for education, […]

Comments Off on What would you spend $3 billion on? Continue Reading →

Top 5 Ways That Refugees and Faith Communities Can Rise Up on May 1st National Day of Action

Check out these resources below to see how refugees and faith communities can join the May 1st National Day of Action. Top 5 Ways That Refugee Communities Can Rise Up on May 1st National Day of Action Top 5 Ways That Faith Communities Can Rise Up on May 1st National Day of Action

Comments Off on Top 5 Ways That Refugees and Faith Communities Can Rise Up on May 1st National Day of Action Continue Reading →

Grassroots Webinar 4/3/17

Thanks for joining this Interfaith Immigration Coalition Webinar on Prophetic Witness and Nonviolent Direct Action on Monday, April 3rd, 4-5:30 PM ET/ 1-2:30 PM PT.   As we continue to confront the harsh anti-immigrant policies of the Trump Administration this Interfaith Immigration Webinar focused on developing skills to plan nonviolent direct actions that can add […]

Comments Off on Grassroots Webinar 4/3/17 Continue Reading →

Grassroots Webinar Monday 3/13/17

Recent Raids and Cuts to Refugees: Faith Community Response Recording and PowerPoint Slides We are in uncertain times as raids target immigrants in our communities and cuts to the refugee program leave vulnerable people at risk. The faith community has a moral responsibility to organize ourselves to respond in every way we can. Join the Interfaith […]

Comments Off on Grassroots Webinar Monday 3/13/17 Continue Reading →

Immigration Raids Response: For Faith Allies

Faith Statements & Letters Compiled statements from IIC Member Organizations Sign on Letter: Religious Organizations Oppose Enforcement Actions   Rapid Response Toolkit: *Inspired by Sanctuary in the Streets from New Sanctuary Movement Philadelphia. Find this toolkit & more at http://www.sanctuarynotdeportation.org Immigration Raids Are Happening Under the Trump Administration As the faith community, we must continue […]

Comments Off on Immigration Raids Response: For Faith Allies Continue Reading →

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Tell Your Local, State, and National Leaders to Welcome Refugees

Right now, as we prepare for President-elect Donald Trump to take office in January, it is more important than ever for all of our elected officials to hear that their communities welcome refugees. Call 1-866-940-2439 and urge your Senators and Representatives to support refugee resettlement! Share the same message with your local and state leaders and […]

Comments Off on TAKE ACTION TODAY: Tell Your Local, State, and National Leaders to Welcome Refugees Continue Reading →

Holy Days & Holidays Resources

Current Resources Passover HIAS: Passover Resources 2017 Purim #BeLikeEsther: Show Us How You Stand Up for What is Right Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism Purim Holiday Guide HIAS Purim Resources 2017: #BeEsther Lenten Devotions Full Lenten Resources 2017 National Migration Week – January 8-14, 2017 USCCB Toolkit and Action Alert Las Posadas Resources Check out […]

Comments Off on Holy Days & Holidays Resources Continue Reading →

Press Release: Faith Groups Call on DHS to End Use of Private Prisons

NEWS RELEASE  For Immediate Release Press contact: Kathryn Johnson, AFSC kjohnson@afsc.org (206) 898-2832 Faith Groups Call on DHS to End Use of Private Prisons WASHINGTON, DC (August 30, 2016) In light of the U.S. Department of Justice announcement made on August 18th that the agency will phase out its use of private prisons, faith based […]

Comments Off on Press Release: Faith Groups Call on DHS to End Use of Private Prisons Continue Reading →

Father’s Day Resources

As we honor fathers and the immeasurable contributions they make on their children and families this Father’s Day (June 19), 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. Father’s Day Resources – 2016

Comments Off on Father’s Day Resources Continue Reading →