Immigration

Immigration
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 16:30

VOICE Wins Immigrant Protections in Schools & Recognition of Jewish, Muslim Holidays

At a 535-person action held in Fairfax County and a 275-person action in Prince William County, VOICE won commitments from both jurisdictions that County Police will not act as agents of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). Public school systems in both counties also committed to honoring Jewish and Muslim holidays by issuing new regulations that student absences related to the celebration of religious holidays will not affect attendance records. There will also be no tests or major school events scheduled during those holidays. Read more about VOICE Wins Immigrant Protections in Schools & Recognition of Jewish, Muslim Holidays


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Victory for Immigrant Drivers in North Carolina

Friday, April 7, 2017
The News & Observer

A year-long issue campaign culminated in a 600-person action on March 28th where the District Attorney, James Woodall, spoke to Orange County Justice United and publicly committed to a deferral program for unlicensed, yet otherwise safe drivers. Read more about Victory for Immigrant Drivers in North Carolina

Durham CAN

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Immigrant, Refugee Backers Pack Church to Affirm Durham as Inclusive

Sunday, March 5, 2017
The News & Observer

More than 1,300 Latinos, Muslims, refugees, immigrants, their families and supporters filled Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Sunday to affirm Durham as a city of inclusion. Read more about Immigrant, Refugee Backers Pack Church to Affirm Durham as Inclusive

Durham CAN

Howard County, Sanctuary Cities, Immigration Reform, Assembly

Over a Thousand Gather to Support Howard Becoming 'Sanctuary County'

Sunday, January 29, 2017
CBS Baltimore

Over a thousand people gathered on Sunday at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in support of making Howard County a Sanctuary County. Read more about Over a Thousand Gather to Support Howard Becoming 'Sanctuary County'

PATH

Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, SB4, Sanctuary Cities, Bishop Joe Vasquez

Texas IAF Joins Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Against Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill

Friday, February 3, 2017
KXAN & Rio Grande Guardian

Said Bishop Joe Vásquez, on behalf of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, “We reject the premise that persons who are merely suspected of being undocumented immigrants should be rounded up by state and local police agents.” Read more about Texas IAF Joins Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Against Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill

Network of Texas Organizations

Marin Organizing Committee, Deportation, Eviction, Affordable Housing

MOC Confronts Deportation & Eviction Threats to Immigration

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Catholic SF & Marin Independent Journal

Fierce winter rains were not enough to stop over 300 leaders of Marin Organizing Committe from convening to discuss the dual threats many immigrants face: deportation and loss of housing. Read more about MOC Confronts Deportation & Eviction Threats to Immigration

Bay Area IAF

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‘Solidarity Gathering’ In New Haven To Stand Up For Muslims, Immigrants

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
WSHU (NPR)

“We recognize that we cannot be all that we are called to be if someone is bullied, mocked, intimidated, oppressed, diminished in any way, because of unjust policies or laws, those excluded because of race, religion.” Read more about ‘Solidarity Gathering’ In New Haven To Stand Up For Muslims, Immigrants

CONECT

Immigration, Refugees, Trump Ban, Airports

Most Religious Groups Come Out Against Trump Refugee Order

Sunday, January 29, 2017
Associated Press

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher had just finished the morning's Shabbat service when he got an urgent message: Rabbis were needed at New York's Kennedy Airport. People were being detained under President Donald Trump's sharp travel restrictions on refugees. Would he come pray? Read more about Most Religious Groups Come Out Against Trump Refugee Order

Metro IAF

Unaccompanied Minors, Refugee Children, Migrant Camps

Citizens UK Goes to Court to Protect Vulnerable Refugee Children

Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Guardian

Documents lodged in the high court on Friday criticise the government for failing to deliver an actual process to facilitate the transfer of child refugees under the Read more about Citizens UK Goes to Court to Protect Vulnerable Refugee Children

Citizens UK

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Citizens UK Calls on Government to Give Refugees Safe Passage

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The Independent

Campaigners, politicians and celebrities listened to Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders and laid white flowers as a tribute to the dead....

The event was organised by Citizens UK, which is supporting a court case testing whether four child refugees currently stranded in the “Jungle” will be allowed to safely join their families in the UK....

George Gabriel, from Citizens UK, said: “There are hundreds of people with genuine and valid claims to protection in Britain, including many children and young people who desperately need to be reunited with their loved ones.   Read more about Citizens UK Calls on Government to Give Refugees Safe Passage

Citizens UK

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