March 2017

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Isabella Madrid, a ninth-grade student at Eastern Mennonite School in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has earned the grand prize of $1,000 in an essay contest sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Washington Office. Madrid’s essay “Love Your Neighbor,” shared her family’s immigration story and analyzed current problems with U.S. immigration laws. She described the strenuous processes…

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March 28, 2017 Read in Spanish Updates and news Funding for the border wall, deportations, detention: President Trump’s supplemental budget request for the rest of Fiscal Year 2017 includes $3 billion for immigration enforcement, including $1 billion for border wall construction. For FY 2018, the president’s request includes $2.6 billion for border security. Republicans, Democrats,…

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After swearing in Attorney General Jeff Sessions on February 9, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders designed to “reduce crime and restore public safety.” The orders aim to develop strategies such as new legislation and a task force to reduce violent crime, drug trafficking, and immigration. The President has expressed his concern for the…

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days The 15th national Ecumenical Advocacy Days gathering will be held April 21-24 in Washington, D.C. The conference is a national gathering in Washington D.C. for people of faith who want to be a force for change for the world. Our office is one of the co-sponsors of the event. This year’s gathering will…

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en ingles ¡Bienvenido a la primera edición del nuevo boletín electrónico mensual de la oficina del MCC U.S. Washington Office enfocado en temas de inmigración! Si usted está recibiendo nuestras alertas de acción de inmigración  entonces usted recibirá automáticamente esta actualización cada mes. Ultimas noticias En enero, el Presidente Trump firmó tres órdenes ejecutivas relacionadas…

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As I read through the president’s executive orders on immigrants and refugees, I was immediately struck by the overall framing: immigrants and refugees are security threats to be feared, not human beings to be welcomed. The order stopping the refugee program opens with the obligation to “protect the American people from terrorist attacks,” although the…

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