Immigration update

June 19, 2019 Read in Spanish Please enjoy this abbreviated version of the MCC Immigration Update. The full update will return in July. Dreamer and TPS bill passes House On June 4, The American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) was approved by the House (see how your representative voted). The bill would provide a path to…

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Rebuilding lives is foremost

In April Felix Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), visited the United States. Controversy and protests around his victory in the long-delayed presidential election linger on, even as the transition and transfer of power has been described as the most peaceful since DR Congo‚Äôs independence. In Washington Tshisekedi met with Secretary…

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Washington E-Memo

June 3, 2019 Responding to the Ebola crisis The Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to ravage Equateur, North Kivu and Ituri provinces. To date, more than 1,200 people have died, many of them children. Insecurity and inadequate funding have exacerbated the situation. U.S. assistance to address the Ebola outbreak has been limited,…

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World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day (June 20) and beyond, ask your members of Congress to work for the rights and dignity of refugees worldwide, including Palestinian refugees, and to restore U.S. funding to UNRWA immediately. Background: World Refugee Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the situation of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. More than…

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It’s time to end the Korean War!

Action: Ask your representative to join the call to formally end the Korean War  Take Action  Background: The Korean War, among the longest ongoing conflicts in the world, is at the root of the mistrust and hostility between the U.S. and North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK).  In 1953, the parties to the…

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Support foreign assistance

Action: Ask your members of Congress to protect the foreign assistance budget.  Take Action  Background: According to the Global Humanitarian Overview, about 135.3 million people are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance as a result of violent conflicts, disease and natural disasters. On March 11, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2020 budget request that proposes a 24 percent cut…

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