Immigration

In response to the growing national and local conversation about immigration, First Mennonite Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, has created banners bearing the message, “God’s Love Has No Borders: Immigration Reform Must Be Just” (originally developed by the Peace and Justice Support Network of Mennonite Church USA). First Mennonite is beginning a six-month immigration emphasis organized by…

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An estimated 200,000 people gathered on the mall in Washington, DC, yesterday in support of comprehensive immigration reform. President Obama, speaking to the crowd via videotaped message, renewed his commitment to achieving immigration reform this year: You know as well as I do that this won’t be easy, and it won’t happen overnight. But if…

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Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released a rough outline of a bipartisan immigration bill in a Washington Post op-ed yesterday. Predictably, it is enforcement heavy, encourages permanent immigration for high-skilled workers, temporary immigration for low-skilled workers, and says nothing about family reunification. Our plan has four pillars: requiring biometric Social Security cards…

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