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Read in Spanish Updates and news Haiti TPS (Temporary Protected Status): After much public pressure, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that TPS for more than 58,000 Haitians in the U.S. will be extended by 6 months to January 22, 2018. TPS is typically renewed for 18-month periods and the DHS statement made it…

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Funding bill signed The U.S. Congress reached an agreement for funding the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2017 in a deal that was signed into law on May 5. The bill did not include money to begin construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, nor did it include major cuts to…

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Last week, President Santos of Colombia visited Washington for high-level meetings with the Obama Administration. Most notably he was in town to “celebrate” the wonders of Plan Colombia that the U.S. heavily funded for 15 years with bi-partisan support. But many organizations that have worked in Colombia with local partners for years, before and during the…

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There has been a lot of focus in the media on the agreement reached July 14 between Iran, the United States and five other nations. This one-page handout addresses some of the frequently asked questions about the agreement, including why Mennonite Central Committee supports it. Frequently asked questions | Christian leaders express support for Iran…

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The Research and Advocacy program of JUSTAPAZ [the Christian Center for Justice, Peace, and Nonviolent Action] and CEDECOL [the Peace Commission of the Evangelical Council of Colombia] have just released the eighth edition of A Prophetic Call, an annual report that documents human rights violations against Protestant and evangelical church members, leaders and pastors in…

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Over 100 people gathered this past weekend in Wichita, Kansas, for a two-day workshop on immigration issues titled “Citizens of God’s Kingdom.” Hope Mennonite Church hosted the event on March 1-2, 2013, with planning and logistical support from the MC USA Western District Conference Reference Council. Staff from MCC U.S. and MC USA led discussions…

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