Immigration

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In her most recent article, Tammy Alexander shares difficult stories of how the U.S. government is treating thousands of women, children & men that have fled violence in their communities and crossed the border to seek refuge & potentially asylum.  According to the [Human Right's Watch] report’s author, Clara Long, “In its frenzy to stem…

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Robert Martin wrote a great reflection on his participation in the Urban Anabaptist Ministry Symposium in Philadelphia last week. Here is what he said about the immigration seminar he attended: The second workshop started some deep challenging for me. I come from a more conservative political perspective and am wrestling with what it means to…

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Marching for action on climate change Several dozen Mennonites joined the estimated 400,000 people who walked in the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. Two days later, world leaders met to discuss what actions they will take to address climate change. There is renewed energy for working toward a new…

Read more E-Memo: October 6, 2014

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What’s bringing so many children and families to decide a dangerous trip, not accompanied by parents and smuggled into the U.S. with an uncertain future, is better than their alternatives? Our domestic policy intern, Lauren Davis, provides a helpful insight to the humanitarian crisis in Central America: The root causes of the current exodus of…

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Two steps to respond to the humanitarian crisis faced by Central American children crossing our border: 1. Send a letter to your members of Congress and to President Obama urging them to ensure that the U.S. government response to Central American migrants coming across our border is compassionate and humane. 2. Call in to the…

Read more ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress and the President to treat migrants from Central American with compassion

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“Last night 71 mothers and small children from Central America were dropped off by Border Patrol with nothing at our Tucson Greyhound bus station… there is so much work to do…” — Tina Schlabach, Community Minister, Mennonite Church USA, May 27, 2014 Learn more about the recent flood of immigrants, particularly unaccompanied children, across the…

Read more Looking for refuge and compassion

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In the latest Mennonite World Review, Tammy Alexander reflects on the ongoing deportation crisis and invites you to call on Congress to pass a just and humane immigration bill. Currently more than 4 million U.S. citizen children have at least one undocumented parent. For these children, “Don’t deport my mom,” and, “Don’t deport my dad,”…

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