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Faith and Immigration Reform

Nearly 20 Rabbis Arrested In Protest Over Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban

This is what Resistance looks like. Nearly 20 rabbis and several Jewish activists were arrested while protesting Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, near the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City last night: About 200 Jewish religious leaders and activists marched through the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Trump International Hotel and Tower … Continue reading »

“God Is With Them”: Meet The Faith Leaders Who Comfort Distraught Immigrant Families In Detention

As the first GOP Presidential debate approaches next week, immigration is sure to become a heated — and contentious — topic among the Republican candidates, many of whom are verging to the far-right on immigration in an attempt to woo primary voters. But we know it’s about so much more than just politicking here. Immigration isn’t just … Continue reading »

US Bishops Call For Dismantling, Reforming Immigrant Detention System

Yesterday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) called for dismantling and reforming the federal government’s gargantuan immigrant detention system. From the AP: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a sobering report that tens of thousands of immigrants are housed in prison-like conditions that cause psychological harm and are inhumane and ineffective. That … Continue reading »

NYT: U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children

The conservative response to the children fleeing violence crisis has been mostly been marked by the Murrieta, CA protest, in which Tea Partiers shouted at frightened children and yelled at them to “go home” — and by Republican members of Congress clamoring to deport the children (and DREAMers along with them).  But that’s been far … Continue reading »