Immigration

community organizing in Arizona, Social Justice, Interfaith, CIR, Welcoming the Stranger, Justice for Immigrants

Migrant Reform Protests Urged

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Arizona Daily Sun

Roberto isn’t a legal Arizona resident, but he has a dream of becoming one.

He also has a 2-year-old daughter with a serious illness who needs his care.

Now, thanks to a traffic stop, an arrest and the start of deportation proceedings, he is on the verge of losing both.... Read more about Migrant Reform Protests Urged

NAIC

Community Organizing in Texas, Texas IAF, Justice for Immigrants, Interfaith Ministries

COPS / Metro Challenges Rep. Lamar Smith, Stance Shifts on DREAMers

Monday, July 8, 2013
San Antonio Express-News

At a meeting at his district office last week, Rep. Lamar Smith said something that surprised members of Communities Organized for Public Service/Metro Alliance, a church-based advocacy group that supports comprehensive immigration reform.

According to a COPS/Metro member present at the June 24 meeting, the Republican congressman listed reform measures that he could support, including tightened border security, a guest worker program and the DREAM Act.... Read more about COPS / Metro Challenges Rep. Lamar Smith, Stance Shifts on DREAMers

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Community Organizing in Texas, Social Justice, justice for the immigrant

Central Texas Bishops Call for Immigration Reform

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Austin American Statesman & Univision

In a prayer service and press conference organized by Austin Interfaith, Central Texas Bishops and clergy from six religious denominations “pressed Tuesday for reforms centered on keeping families together and allowing unauthorized immigrants to earn legal residency with a path to citizenship…. Read more about Central Texas Bishops Call for Immigration Reform

Austin Interfaith

Immigration, Public Safety

Senate Sends Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill to Gov’s Desk

Thursday, May 30, 2013
CT News Junkie

bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license received final passage Wednesday night as a group of advocates watched Read more about Senate Sends Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill to Gov’s Desk

CONECT

Social Justice, Immigration Reform, Medicaid Expansion, community organizing in Arizona

Yuma County Clergy Fight for Immigration Reform & Medicaid

Sunday, May 26, 2013
Yuma Sun

Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas joined nearly 100 members of churches of different denominations from the area who gathered … to organize a campaign in favor of not only a new immigration law but also efforts of Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state’s health program for the poor: the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). Read more about Yuma County Clergy Fight for Immigration Reform & Medicaid

Yuma County Interfaith Spons. Committee

Community Organizing in Texas, Immigration, Social Justice

Houston Clergy Fight for Immigration Reform

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Jewish Herald Voice

Calling for humane immigration reform grounded in civil and human rights, some 40 Houston-area clergy came to the bimah at Congregation Beth Israel on April 23 to urge support for a bipartisan Senate immigration bill. In a press conference organized by The Metropolitan Organization, the religious leaders applauded the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. Read more about Houston Clergy Fight for Immigration Reform

TMO

Immigration

Interfaith Group Takes Leading Role In Political, Civic Issues

Monday, May 27, 2013
Hartford Courant

Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut has played advocate for social and economic justice since the nonpartisan interfaith group's founding in November 2011. Read more about Interfaith Group Takes Leading Role In Political, Civic Issues

CONECT

immigration organizing

Weighing IDs For Illegal Immigrants

Monday, May 6, 2013
Wall Street Journal

Connecticut Democrats are rallying around a plan that would allow people who are in the U.S. illegally to get driver's licenses, making the state one of several to consider the idea this year.... The plan's advocates say it would ensure these immigrants are given proper driving tests and allow them to get car insurance. Read more about Weighing IDs For Illegal Immigrants

CONECT

Immigration

Connecticut General Assembly expected to let undocumented immigrants drive legally

Monday, April 29, 2013
New Haven Register

HARTFORD — The leadership of the General Assembly says the votes are there and they expect to pass a bill this session that would offer driver’s licenses to undocumented residents, citing reasons including training, insurance, revenue and safety.... CONECT, or Congregations for a New Connecticut, which represents some 28 different faith communities in the state, has lobbied hard for the changes since January, making arguments on the economic benefits of Read more about Connecticut General Assembly expected to let undocumented immigrants drive legally

CONECT

Immigration
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 20:45

Valley Interfaith Brings Spanish GED Prep to Hidalgo County

In civic academies on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Valley Interfaith leaders learned that there were almost no Spanish GED classes or testing sites in the County of Hidalgo and a lack of classes to prepare. This led some to travel hours to Brownsville – the only available site in the Rio Grande Valley.  Leaders worked with the McAllen Independent School System and St. Read more about Valley Interfaith Brings Spanish GED Prep to Hidalgo County


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