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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IIC members respond to President Obama’s announcements

On June 30, 2014, President Barack Obama made two announcements regarding immigration policies: a letter to Congressional leadership on the administration’s response to the increase in unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America, and a speech indicating future administrative action on immigration in light of House Republicans’ failure to pass legislation. Members of the IIC released [...]

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Your voice is needed to save refugee funding

Today we celebrate refugees’ courage in overcoming adversity and the many gifts they bring to our community. As refugees and friends of refugees, we know the challenges newcomers face and the need for improved policies and services to help refugees rebuild their lives in the United States. This year in particular, it is vital that [...]

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Unaccompanied Children – Advocacy Resources

Resources LIRS: Backgrounder on Unaccompanied Migrant Children Powerpoint: Discussing Unaccompanied Children – An Advocacy Guide Myths and Facts on Central American Migration Surge Reports UNHCR: Children on the Run: Unaccompanied Children Leaving Central America and Mexico and the Need for International Protection USCCB: Mission to Central America: Flight of the Unaccompanied Immigrant Children to the United States KIND [...]

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Mother’s Day 2014

This Mother’s Day we are paying special attention to the humanitarian crisis we face with our broken immigration system. Everyday 1,100 people are deported, and too many mothers are ripped away from their children, or forced to support their family and raise their children alone. In the last two years, over 200,000 parents of U.S. [...]

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May 1: National Day of Prayer

Make TWO CALLS to tell both the House of Representatives and the White House that you pray they will act to reunite families and heal immigrant communities! The House is refusing to act on immigration reform The Obama Administration must stop the suffering and separation of families caused by deportations We need to hold both [...]

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May 5th Webinar: What Can the Administration Do for Immigrants?

Every day that the House delays immigration reform, 1,100 individuals are deported from their families and communities. The Administration has the authority to change deportation policies and provide relief similar to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for a greater number of our undocumented community members. As people of faith, it is important that we [...]

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Film Resources: Who Is Dayani Crystal?

Who Is Dayani Cristal? tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death” and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration. As the real-life drama unfolds we see this John Doe, denied an identity [...]

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Faith Letter to Stop Deportations

On April 21, 20014, a group of faith-based organizations sent the following letter to President Obama calling on him to stop deportations and expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. [gview file="http://www.interfaithimmigration.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Immigration-Faith-Letter-to-Stop-Deportations.pdf"]

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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

Jewish Shavout Commemorations Each Thursday of the Omer, beginning April 17, Rabbis Organizing Rabbis (ROR) will share a drash written by a Reform rabbi offering insights on the Omer and the issue of immigration reform. Sign the pledge and download the text study.   World Refugee Day & Legislative Contacts: June 2-6 and June 20 World Refugee Day is [...]

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