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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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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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Read Spanish language version Welcome to the first edition of a new monthly e-newsletter from the MCC U.S. Washington Office focused on immigration issues! If you receive our immigration action alerts you will automatically receive this update each month.  In January, President Trump signed three executive orders related to immigration — one to increase border security, a second…

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The U.S. government has been an integral leader in the fight against extreme poverty globally, investing in life-saving humanitarian and development needs. The needs remain enormous. About 65.3 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide by violent conflicts and natural disasters like drought and famine. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, more than half of…

Read more The greatest act is love