April 22, 2013
Legal Update: Immigration Reform – WARNING about scams

As we work and hope for possible immigration reform, we need to protect our communities from scams. Every time there is talk of reform, there are those who try to take advantage of people, saying there is a “new law.” No new law exists yet. No new path to legalization exists yet. Avoid “immigration consultants” and notarios who make false promises.

March 15, 2013
Key Updates and Opportunities for Immediate Engagement

Much activity has been happening on the Immigration Reform front in DC over the past few weeks-and your participation is needed now to continue the progress! CELEBRATE that the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday recommended funding of $1.016 for the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and the House recently recommended $992 million. Both are increases from the previous year, and Advocates are supporting the Senate recommendation to be enacted into law.

February 2, 2013
GMP Watkins Applauds New Possibilities for Immigration Reform

The Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), today expressed her strong support for bi-partisan efforts at comprehensive immigration reform. According to Watkins, “This is a time of unprecedented opportunities for working together to achieve reform that is consistent with both the Biblical mandate to welcome the stranger (Dt. 10:19) and our General Assembly’s call for comprehensive immigration reform that is ‘just, humane and compassionate’ (2007 GA Resolution, ‘Welcoming New Neighbors.’).

January 31, 2013
Rapid Report: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Responds to Bi-Partisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

On Monday, 18 year old Veronica Saravia stood before an array of media representatives at a Press Conference of faith and immigrant groups in DC and shared her story as a member of a Salvadoran family of immigrants. “My family has mixed status. My mother is a citizen. My father is awaiting approval of status adjustment. And my 10 year old sister and I are “DREAMers”–who arrived into the U.S. as children and have been working hard in schools to have a future and be good Americans.” Veronica spends her free time helping others get their citizenship and educating about the challenges of immigrants. “Please help keep my family together, and remember the time to do it is NOW-not in 30


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