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LOVE HAS NO BORDERS: A New Compilation of Faith Leaders Struggle Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation in Alabama

In 2011 the legislature of Alabama passed the harshest anti-immigrant bill in America, and the governor of Alabama signed it into law. One legislator said that the purpose of the law was to make undocumented residents “so miserable that they self-deport.” Faith leaders in Alabama came together in unprecedented ways to oppose the mean-spirited law. […]

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Join IIC Webinar TODAY at 4 PM EDT on August Recess, Fast Action for Immigration Reform and Next Steps in the Movement

As Congress returns from August recess and we gear up to push anew for genuine immigration reform, please plan to join people of faith from all across the country for an Interfaith Immigration Coalition Grassroots Call on Monday, September 9 at 4p.m. EDT. The struggle for reform intensifies now as we focus on the House […]

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Prominent faith leaders from key states fly in to DC to lobby for immigration reform

Prayer service on West Front Lawn of Capitol kicks off massive push on Gang of Eight Bill At a critical time in the Senate debate on immigration reform, faith leaders from key states are converging on Washington, DC, to advocate for just and humane immigration reform. On Tuesday morning, pastors, nuns, rabbis, and lay leaders […]

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Field Toolkit for 5.24.13- 6.3.13 Congressional Recess- Take Action!!

Memorial Day Recess  Immigration Reform 5.24.13- 6.3.13 Field Toolkit  Photo: Faith Leaders Pray in Hart Senate building during Senate Judiciary Mark Up Overview: For the last few months, people of faith have dominated news headlines and defined the terms of the national debate for comprehensive immigration reform. People of faith have been an extremely important […]

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Ecumenical Fly In Day Brings Great Results at Mark Up on S. 744

The power of faith leaders coming to meet with their Senators and Representatives continues to impress me. Faith leaders from key states such as Arizona, Utah, Texas and South Carolina came to meet with their Senators on the Judiciary Committee and urge them to pass amendments that support immigrant welcoming policies. CWS collaborated with United Methodist […]

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URGENT Action Alert for Amendments: CALLS needed MONDAY, May 13 & TUESDAY, May 14

URGENT Action Alert: CALLS needed MONDAY, May 13 & TUESDAY, May 14   On Tuesday, May 14, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering amendments relating to employment-based visas in the bipartisan immigration bill, S. 744. Judiciary committee members need to hear from people of faith across the country – not just those who live […]

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Interfaith Efforts Win Gains on May 9th Senate Amendment Process

We WON on many amendments. The worst amendments were defeated, and no increases to the triggers passed. It will be really important to keep this up for the next day of amendments – Tuesday, May 14th. We know that amendments to Title II – the path to citizenship – will be discussed. We will send an […]

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Faith Message Commonsense Immigration Reform May 9 Day of Title 1 Border Amendments

Rev. Randy Mayer of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ and Sonoran Arizona Border Coalition on Commonsense Immigration Reform the Day of Title 1 Border Amendments May 9th, 2013 I come from the hot borderlands of Arizona, a place of great beauty, serenity—a place where people throughout the ages have learned to depend on each […]

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Immigration Reform Amendments – Call Senate Judiciary Committee Today May 9th

May 9, 2013 TODAY is the first day that the Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering amendments on the bipartisan immigration bill, S. 744. Today they will consider amendments on the bill’s border provisions. Judiciary committee members need to hear from all people of faith across the country – not just those who live in their states […]

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