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As they slowly waved to me, I felt like a free black person in the North riding by my enslaved brothers and sisters on a southern plantation. I recently visited Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana as part of a “pipeline to prison learning tour” sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee Central States. The Louisiana State Penitentiary…

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Last night the U.S. launched airstrikes against a Syrian military installation, an act of war against the Syrian government, without debate or approval by the U.S. Congress or U.N. Security Council. President Trump said the airstrikes were in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack in Idlib earlier this week. The U.S. had already been increasing…

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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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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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Today, MCC U.S. joined 14 other Christian organizations in sending a briefing paper to all members of Congress and to the Trump administration. The paper urges Congress and the administration “to take actions which will enhance the prospects for peace, justice, and equality in Israel and Palestine, and refrain from actions that would harm those…

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