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: Stop Trump from Dismantling Refugee Resettlement

A Refugee Admissions Goal of Less than 75,000 Is Inexcusable Background: News outlets are reporting that the Trump administration may set the refugee admissions goal for next fiscal year at less than 50,000 – which would already be the lowest goal in U.S. history. The average admissions goal from when The Refugee Act of 1980 […]

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NOW IS THE TIME: Tell Congress to Stand Up for Refugee Resettlement

Background: Right now, the Trump administration is deciding how many refugees we welcome into the United States next fiscal year. President Trump will announce his decision by the end of this month, so it is a critical time to lift up our collective voice and stand with refugees in the United States and abroad. Today, […]

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED NOW: Tell Congress to Enact the Dream Act of 2017 and Protect Immigrant Youth!

President Trump has announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, turning our nation’s back on undocumented immigrant youth who are valued members of our communities. The consequences of repealing DACA are immediate, devastating, and profound. No new DACA applications filed after today will be considered, and current DACA recipients will […]

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Faith Leaders Oppose Rescinding Critical Program for Immigrant Youth, Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act of 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2017 Press Contact: media@cwsglobal.org     Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration has announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, turning our nation’s back on undocumented immigrant youth who are valued members of our communities. The consequences of ending DACA are immediate, devastating, […]

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TELL CONGRESS to Cut Funds for Deportation, Detention, & Border Militarization and Protect Immigrant Youth

Background: President Trump and the House are requesting $4.5 billion in additional funding to expand his deportation force to tear families and communities apart, detain an unprecedented 51,379 people, and further militarize communities living along the southern U.S. border. This means billions of additional funding to balloon an already bloated immigration detention and deportation force. […]

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Tell the White House & Congress that You OPPOSE Terminating DACA!

News sources are reporting that President Trump is considering terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This move would turn our nation’s back on immigrant youth who are valued members of our communities. Terminating DACA would place the nearly 800,000 DREAMers whom the program allows to work and live legally in the United […]

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RISE UP AND TAKE ACTION!

Urge Congress and the Administration to Stand With Our Immigrant Neighbors, Extend Temporary Protected Status, and Support Dreamers! Right now, we are facing a heartless campaign to tear families apart and devastate communities by arresting and deporting moms, dads, and young people who have lived in the United States for years. These immigration enforcement actions […]

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Action Alert: Stop The RAISE Act from Separating Families & Reducing Refugee Resettlement

CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TODAY! Background: Senators Cotton (R-AR) and Perdue (R-GA) introduced the “Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy” (RAISE) Act, which has garnered support from President Trump and white nativists. We urge all Members of Congress to reject this anti-family and anti-refugee bill that would: Essentially only permit individuals who have […]

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Webinar: How the Faith Community Can Defend DACA

Please join the Interfaith Immigration Coalition Webinar on how the faith community can Defend DACA on Monday, August 7th, at 4 PM ET/ 1 PM PT. RSVP Link After 11 Attorneys General, led by Texas AG Ken Paxton, decided to sue the U.S. Government in an attempt to stop the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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