Immigration

Community Organizing in Nevada, Nevada IAF, Immigration, ICE detentions, Congressional Hearing, Robert Hoo

Nevada Leaders Big Players in Immigration Congressional Hearing

Monday, March 24, 2014
Las Vegas Review Journal &Las Vegas Sun

Representing Nevadans for the Common Good, a coalition of local faith-based groups, [Bishop Joseph] Pepe questioned whether some people are being detained simply to meet the daily bed quota for immigrants in detention.  “Immigration procedures and laws are applied unevenly and often are not filling prosecutorial priorities,” he said. Read more about Nevada Leaders Big Players in Immigration Congressional Hearing

Nevadans for the Common Good

Immigration
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 00:30

PCIC Outsmarts Opposition: Makes Pima, AZ "Immigrant Welcoming"

Even with a Board that included a Supervisor elected by the Tea Party, PCIC leaders leveraged a unanimous vote (5-0) in support of a resolution making Pima an “immigrant welcoming county.” Read more about PCIC Outsmarts Opposition: Makes Pima, AZ "Immigrant Welcoming"


Immigration, county resolution, PCIC, Pima County Board of Supervisors, Kevin Courtney

PCIC Gets 5-0 Vote Making Pima County "Immigrant Welcoming"

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Arizona Daily Star & Tucson News Now

After winning a similar resolution in Tucson last year, leaders of the Pima County Interfaith Council leveraged a unanimous vote to make the county in Arizona "immigrant welcoming."   Read more about PCIC Gets 5-0 Vote Making Pima County "Immigrant Welcoming"

Arizona Institute For Public Life

Immigration
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 23:30

Sound Alliance Reaches Agreement on ICE Detainers in King County, Washington

300 leaders of the Sound Alliance reached an agreement with King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski to support an ordinance that would change how the County handles ICE “detainer requests...” Read more here Read more about Sound Alliance Reaches Agreement on ICE Detainers in King County, Washington


CIR, DACA, SAFE Act, immigration organizing, TMO, Texas IAF, Elizabeth Valdez

TMO Religious Leadership Stands with Young Immigrants

Monday, November 4, 2013
Houston Chronicle

Diana stood before the cameras and the microphones and in a quiet, nervous voice began to tell her story about coming to America. The 18-year-old, who will be graduating from high school this year as a member of the National Honor Society, spoke in perfect English. She spoke effusively about her love of Houston and Texas and America. Read more about TMO Religious Leadership Stands with Young Immigrants

TMO

Immigration Reform, CIR, SAFE Act, Bishop Riggle-Huie, Cardinal DiNardo, Elizabeth Valdez, Houston

Houston Clergy Urges Lawmakers to Defeat Immigration Enforcement Plan

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Houston Chronicle

Houston clergy joined dozens of immigration reform supporters Wednesday to call for members of Congress to reject a bill that would permit tougher penalties and enforcement for an illegal presence in the United States. Read more about Houston Clergy Urges Lawmakers to Defeat Immigration Enforcement Plan

TMO

Immigration Organizing in Arizona, Social Justice, Interfaith, Arizona IAF, Joe Rubio

Flagstaff City Council Passes Resolution for Immigration Reform

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Northern Arizona Amigos

The Flagstaff City Council, by a vote of 6-1, approved a resolution supporting comprehensive immigration reform during a meeting held on Oct. 1 at City Hall. Supporters of the measure spoke before the council prior to the vote, voicing their support. Following the vote, the supporters gathered in the lobby for a celebration, along with an impromptu planning session to map out future action.

The effort was led by the Northern Arizona Interfaith Council, Read more about Flagstaff City Council Passes Resolution for Immigration Reform

NAIC

Community Organizing in California, Immigration, Public Safety, Interfaith, Social Justice

Straight Talk from Immigrants at COPA Meeting with Sheriff

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak took steps toward building trust with the local immigrant community by hosting a town hall meeting Monday to discuss fears around deportation.  Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action, a Watsonville-based community advocacy group, organized the event to address unreported crime in immigrant communities. Read more about Straight Talk from Immigrants at COPA Meeting with Sheriff

COPA

Social Justice, Justice for Immigrants, Organizing in Arizona, CIR, Senator McCain, Rep. Grijalva

150 Arizona Leaders Meet with McCain & Grijalva Re: Immigration

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Arizona Interfaith

Clergy and laity (including Catholic Bishop Gerald Kikanes and other denominational bishops) assembled for lengthy, frank and bipartisan conversation with Senator John McCain and US Representative Raul Grijalva about the strategy needed to pass immigration reform this fall. Both concluded...

[Photo Credit: Glenn Jenks] Read more about 150 Arizona Leaders Meet with McCain & Grijalva Re: Immigration

Arizona Institute For Public Life

Justice for Immigrants, Welcoming the Stranger, Joe Rubio, Arizona Interfaith, Organizing in Arizona

AZ Interfaith Meets with Sen. McCain, In Support of Immigration Reform

Monday, August 12, 2013
Arizona Republic

Taking full advantage of the August recess, Arizona Interfaith leaders met with Senator John McCain for frank conversation about the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform.  Judicatory leaders and key Arizona clergy discussed with the Senator how to broaden Congressional support for reform that includes a path to citizenship. Read more about AZ Interfaith Meets with Sen. McCain, In Support of Immigration Reform

Arizona Institute For Public Life

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