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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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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Welcome Weekend Resources

Dedicating a worship service or event in your congregation to Syrian refugees is important to promoting understanding of the plight of individuals seeking safety in the region and in Europe, as well as the need for the United States to contribute additional international humanitarian assistance, resettle more refugees, and ensure that communities have the resources […]

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August Recess Letter Drop and Call In Toolkit

During the month of August, members of Congress will return to their home districts to meet with constituents and local organizations. This is a perfect time for you to let your Representative and Senators know that the anti-immigrant bills recently proposed in Congress do not represent our values. Use and share our toolkit to participate […]

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