Action alert: April 5 week of action

March 21, 2014
Faith and immigrant leaders protest outside the White House, Feb. 17, 2014. Credit: Agnes Chen/MCC

Faith and immigrant leaders protest outside the White House, Feb. 17, 2014. Credit: Agnes Chen/MCC

Action: Join the effort of faith communities across the country the week of April 5th as we urge the Obama administration to end deportations. Click here for resources and to register your action.

Background: As we wait for the House of Representatives to take up immigration reform, approximately 1100 immigrants are deported from the U.S. each day. Many of those deported leave daughters and sons, mothers and fathers, and sisters and brothers behind. This is causing enormous emotional suffering and economic hardship in many of our communities.

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When Christians detain

March 4, 2014

Tammy Alexander reflects on the recent protest of faith leaders and immigrants in front of the White House on President’s Day.

Herminia Gallego LopezMCC Photo/Agnes Chen

“Herminia Gallego Lopez [pictured above] from Phoenix cried during the White House protest as she talked about her 20-year-old daughter who has been in detention for five months. Pilar Molina, whose husband was taken and detained as he left the grocery store they own in Norristown, Pennsylvania, said, ‘I have two young daughters that ask me every night when is daddy coming home.’ For Lopez, Molina, and millions of others, we are falling far short of God’s vision.”

Read the latest PeaceSigns article here.


Action alert: Stop the deportations

February 25, 2014

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Faith leaders and immigrants protest at the White House, calling for a halt to deportations. Agnes Chen/MCC

Action: Send a letter to the White House urging President Obama to end deportations.

Background: Each day, approximately 1100 immigrants are deported from the U.S. Many of those deported leave daughters and sons, mothers and fathers, and sisters and brothers behind.  Later this month or in early March, we will reach two million deportations under President Obama’s watch.

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Action alert: Feb 10 immigration webinar

February 4, 2014

February 10 interfaith immigration call/webinar

The Republican standards and next steps toward immigration reform

  • Monday, Feb. 10, 4:00pm EST/1:00pm PST
  • Call-in number 805-399-1000, Code 104402
  • Please RSVP for the visual portion of the webinar

Following Speaker Boehner’s recent release of House Republican Standards for Immigration Reform, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition invites you to a conversation about the implications of these principles.  Read more.


Longing to be home

January 17, 2014

Tammy Alexander writes about the broken U.S. immigration system, including the criminalization of undocumented migration, in the latest Third Way Cafe.

On any given day, approximately 33,000 undocumented immigrants are held in detention. Some are held for days or weeks, others for months or years. In the past five years, nearly two million immigrants have been deported to their “home” countries. However, an estimated 60 percent of undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. have been here for more than a decade. Their home is here. Home is where they have set down roots, made friends, joined churches, married, raised children.

Read more here.


Action Alert: Senate amendment harms immigrant families

January 14, 2014

Action: Send a letter to your senators urging them to vote NO on amendments to remove the Child Tax Credit for millions of immigrant families.

Background: This week, the U.S. Senate could vote on its first anti-immigrant proposal of 2014.  Read more


Action alert: Jan 13 immigration webinar

January 7, 2014

- Civil disobedience -

  • Monday, Jan. 13, 4-5:30pm EST/1-2:30pm PST
  • Call-in number 805-399-1000, Code 104402
  • Please RSVP for the visual portion of the webinar

The work to stop family separations and push for immigration reform continues in 2014. This special webinar will focus on exploring the importance of civil disobedience in our faith traditions and how it can be one component of a strategy to stop deportations and push for legislative reforms.

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