2014

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Executive action for immigrants On November 20, President Obama took executive action to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. The largest category of beneficiaries will be parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have been in the U.S. for five years or longer (and who meet other requirements). The action also…

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On Monday, November 24, the MCC U.S. Washington Office hosted a conference entitled “Fooling the Sun, Not Fooling the Rain: Housing and Shelter in Haiti 5 Years After the Earthquake.” The event was held at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs, where MCC partnered with Church World Service to bring together Haitian activists, officials,…

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November 10, 2014 Agents of reconciliation: U.S. criminal justice policy The U.S. is at a threshold. After decades of “tough on crime” policies, the nation is rethinking how crime and justice should be approached. Followers of Christ are called to be agents of reconciliation, part of God’s work to bring all people and creation to…

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In her latest article for Third Way Cafe, Washington Office director Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach urges us to remember the “Forgotten Faces of the War” in Syria & Iraq: The top United Nations official for refugees has called the Syria crisis “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.” And yet, the U.N.’s response plan for Syria…

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