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.
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.
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.’).
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
On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the U.S. administration announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has protected children brought to…Read more >
Please sign the faith letter & call your leaders today & tomorrow to urge DACA not to be ended, join our DACA & TPS Emergency…Read more >
On Monday, July 10th, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries’ Director joined with Immigration Legal Counsel, the National Benevolent Association, the Central Pastoral Office office of…Read more >
RIM’s Director (a board member with Southeast Asian Resource Action Center) was grateful to join this a.m. in speaking at Press Conference outside the White…Read more >
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2017 CONTACT: email@example.com | 202.733.5151 FAITH LEADERS STAND AGAINST SCOTUS RULING ON REFUGEE AND MUSLIM BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER Call on…Read more >
Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Rev. Dr. Ronald Degges, President, Disciples Home Missions “Disciples are a…Read more >
“The courts have spoken yet again in favor of justice and humanity. As CWS has maintained since January, President Trump’s ill-advised travel ban should never…Read more >
The Disciples RIM Staff celebrates the 4th Circuit Appeals Court ruling in Richmond, Va. on May 25 that upheld a lower court ruling which had…Read more >
Please deliver to, scan and email, or mail your national, state, and local legislators these postcards that indicate your support for refugees, and share how…Read more >
Call on DHS Secretary Kelly to extend Temporary Protected Status for Haiti for another 18 months WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 2, 2017) — CWS and Catholic…Read more >
In the beginning of Holy Week, marking the entry of Jesus to Jerusalem, his suffering and his death, we watch with sadness and grief the…Read more >
Disciples and United Church of Christ Holy Season Statement on Violence in the Middle East and Refugees In the beginning of Holy Week, marking the…Read more >