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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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 […]

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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 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

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Holy Days & Holidays Resources

Current Resources Families Seeking Freedom Resources As we celebrate Independence Day and move into August Recess, we pray for the families still seeking freedom. See the Families Seeking Freedom resources to join us in standing with families seeking freedom from fear of family separation, detention, and deportation. World Refugee Day 2016 As we celebrate the […]

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Urgent Action Needed NOW to Oppose H.R. 5203!

Take action NOW and urge House leadership to stop this bill and to support protections for refugees and others fleeing persecution. In May, the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee passed the “Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016” (H.R. 5203). This bill would jeopardize the lives of refugees, asylees, and immigrants around the world and […]

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Join the Refugees Welcome Campaign Today!

On April 21, we officially launched the National Refugees Welcome Campaign! Please listen to the call recording and follow along with the presentation. Visit refugeesarewelcome.org for more resources! As we approach World Refugee Day upcoming on June 20, faith communities from multiple backgrounds, refugee resettlement organizations, refugee and human rights leaders, and organizations that work […]

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Urgent Action Needed NOW to Oppose Anti-Refugee Bill!

Take action NOW and urge all members of House leadership to oppose this bill and to support refugee resettlement. On March 23, the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee approved the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act” (H.R. 4731). This bill would decimate the U.S. refugee resettlement system. Tell House leadership to oppose this bill and to […]

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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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