July 2016 – July 25th at 4pm:  Title: The Supreme Court & Beyond:  Building Inclusive Communities and a Better Future for Undocumented Immigrants

Throughout the month of June, millions of immigrant families anxiously awaited to hear the Supreme Court’s potentially life-changing decision on DACA+ and DAPA—President Obama’s 2014 immigration executive actions. Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) would provide almost 4 million people with administrative relief: protection from deportation. They would keep families together.

Unfortunately, almost immediately after these programs’ announcement, several states filed a federal lawsuit, Texas v. United States, challenging President Obama’s authority to enact the programs and utilize discretion on immigration matters. A Texas federal district court blocked implementation of the DACA/DAPA programs, and in response, the Department of Justice petitioned the Supreme Court to hear the case.

On June 23rd, the Supreme Court announced their split 4-4 decision. This deadlocked decision left in place the lower court’s ruling which blocked the executive action programs. This left millions of immigrant families with crushed hopes and broken hearts. Yet, the fight for a more permanent solution to keeping our immigrant families together continues.  

In this webinar you will receive an analysis of the recent Supreme Court decision, learn about its implications for immigrant families, and learn about activities planned in response to the decision as well as actions your community can take to promote inclusive communities

Speakers Include:

Kamal Essaheb, Director of Policy & Advocacy, National Immigration Law Center

Ashley Feasley, Director of Advocacy, Catholic Legal Immigration Network

Arturo Hernandez-Garcia, Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition/Potential DAPA Recipient

Rev. Noel Andersen, National Grassroots Coordinator, Church World Service

Megan Cagle, Policy and Advocacy Media Specialist, Church World Service

Moderator:  Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Disciples of Christ

RSVP at this LINK

Call in Number: 641-715-3670, Code:  104402

For Audio Visual:http://join.me/faith4immigration

May 2016 – Messaging & the Media: How to Share Your Story with a Larger Audience: Audio Recording

April 2016 – DACA/DAPA Protections: The Supreme Court and Beyond: PowerPoint Presentation and Audio Recording

March 2016 – Civic Engagement – A Faithful Call to Stand in Solidarity with Immigrant & Refugee Communities this Election Cycle: PowerPoint Presentation and Audio Recording

Feb 2016 – Faith Response to Border Militarization and Central American Asylum Seeker: PowerPoint Presentation and Audio Recording

Jan 2016 – Faith Response to ICE Raids of Central American Families: PowerPoint Presentation and Audio Recording

Dec 2015 – Faith Response to Anti-Muslim Movement: PowerPoint Presentation and Audio Recording

Nov 2015 – Refugees Welcome Initiative: PowerPoint Presentation and Audio Recording

Oct 2015 – Responding to Humanitarian Crises: Syrian Refugees & Central American Refugees: PowerPoint Presentation and Audio Recording

Feb 2015 – Recent Texas Court Ruling & Faith Roles to Support Executive Action and Support Community Members Now: pdf

Jan 2013 – Prophetic Witness and Civil Disobedience: Powerpoint

Nov 2013 – Ag bill: Petition – English: pdf, doc | Spanish: pdf, doc

July 2013 – Fast Action for Immigration Reform: IIC-August-2013-Webinar

June 2013 – Senate bill and House strategy: Powerpoint Presentation

May 2013 – Senate bill:  Powerpoint Presentation

April 2013 – Utilizing Media:  Powerpoint Presentation | Audio

March 2013 – Neighbor-to-Neighbor Visits:  Powerpoint Presentation

Feb 2013 – Senate/White House Proposals, Building Teams, Family Unity Vigils:  Audio

Jan 2013 – Faith Strategy and Action for Compassionate Immigration Reform:  Powerpoint Presentation | Audio

Dec 2012 – Breaking Bread and Building Bridges:  Powerpoint Presentation| Audio

Nov 2012 – Post-election Analysis Call:  Powerpoint Presentation | Audio

Oct 2012 – Farmworker Justice:  Powerpoint Presentation | Audio

Sept 2012 – Family Unity Waiver (I-601):  Powerpoint Presentation | Audio

August 2012 – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DREAMer Relief):  Powerpoint Presentation

July 2012 – Welcoming Communities Through Civic Engagement:  Powerpoint Presentation