Immigration

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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…

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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…

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

Monday, June 2nd, 4:00pm EDT/1:00pm PDT Call-in number 805-399-1000, Code 104402 This conference call is meant to be an interactive forum where local groups can share best practices and learn from one another about what is going on in local campaigns. Tentative agenda: State of play on legislative and administrative reforms TRUST Act and local…

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