Immigration

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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Yesterday Mennonite Central Committee U.S. issued a call to welcome immigrants and refugees, decrying the executive actions taken by the president this week. Read the statement and consider taking action: Call the White House and your members of Congress. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Sample text is available here. Join us in…

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Transitions are always difficult. Eight years ago when President Obama came into office, many immigration advocates had an abundance of hope. Obama had campaigned with very immigrant-friendly rhetoric and expectations were high. Those hopes quickly turned to frustration as, in his first year in office, deportations increased. Although in 2012 Obama protected some from deportation…

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As President Obama calls for more generosity and welcome toward refugees, his administration continues to put refugee families from Central America into detention centers and deport them back to the dangers from which they fled. Mothers and children in a family detention center in Berks County, Pennsylvania, where some have languished for more than a year,…

Read more Refugee children in Pennsylvania want to be free from their prison