October 17, 2013
10,000 Faith Advocates Hold 40-Day Fast Raising Heat on Congress for Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON—As the government shutdown ends and more than 10,000 people of faith complete 40 days of prayer and fasting, faith communities across America are calling on members of Congress to live up to their moral duty to enact just and humane immigration reform.

“Now that the government shutdown has ended, we are buoyed by the fact that there is now space for House leadership to bring immigration reform to a vote,” says Sister Janet Mock, CSJ, Executive Director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

October 16, 2013
Breaking the 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting in Unity:  Renewed in our Struggle for Immigration Reform

All are invited to the table and join members of the Interfaith Immigration Coalitionon Friday, October 18 as we celebrate over 10,000 people in 46 states participating in 40 Days Fast Action for Immigration Reform and recommit to carrying on the struggle for a just, fair and compassionate immigration reform.  Pastor Michael D. Wilker of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation will lead us in prayer, share his own experience of the these 40 days of Fast Action, and invite us to share a meal.

Where: Meet at United Methodist Building at 100 Maryland Avenue for a process to Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20003 (close to South Capitol metro stop on the Blue Line and Union Station metro stop on the Red Line).

When: 11:15-12:30 PM.

What: We will have a call to the table litany, scripture readings, testimonies from fasters, and food to break the fast.

Please RSVP to Deborah Martinez at or by phone at 202-626-7939.

October 10, 2013
Legal Update: New Health Care Law & Immigrants

The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, allows some families to purchase health insurance through new online exchanges. Some families may also qualify for subsidies to help pay their premiums.

Some immigrants, including many who do not qualify for public benefits such as Medicare and Medicaid, can participate in the exchanges. Other immigrants cannot. Read more.

October 2, 2013
Comments from CAMBIO Border Members on Immigration Reform Bill Introduced in the House

WASHINGTON – In the midst of a government shutdown, a coalition of members in the House of Representatives today took a critical step forward to achieve immigration reform by introducing a bill that provides a road to citizenship for most immigrants living and working in the U.S. without papers. The House bill consists of the core of the Senate’s bi-partisan immigration bill, passed earlier this summer, replacing the Senate bill’s “border surge” with the bipartisan House Border Security Results Act (H.R. 1417). Read more.

October 1, 2013
Legal Updates: Effects of Government Shutdown


The government shutdown affects some immigration services but not others. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) remains open. If you have an appointment with USCIS, you should still attend. If you have an immigration court hearing scheduled, contact your lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer or have questions contact Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel. Read more.

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