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Faith Community Rallies Behind Maribel Trujillo, Ohio Mom Facing Deportation Tomorrow

Over 700 prominent clergy have signed a nationwide open letter from Faith in Public Life urging Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to stop the deportation of Maribel Trujillo Diaz, an Ohio mom facing deportation tomorrow. Faith community: release Maribel Trujillo-Diaz has received support from thousands of Ohioans and other Americans in her bid to … Continue reading »

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 »

Number Of Congregations Pledging To Help Protect Undocumented Immigrants Has Doubled Since Trump’s Election

The number of congregations joining the “sanctuary” effort to help protect undocumented immigrants from Donald Trump’s deportation force has doubled since his election, according to faith leaders. “Congregations have been knocking down our doors,” said Rev. Noel Andersen of the Church World Service. “We expect more because of the outcry from our congregations that we’ve heard.” This … Continue reading »

“We Will Host You For As Long As It Takes”: Faith Leaders, Churches Vow To Protect Undocumented Immigrants

As a rapidly-expanding number of campuses, communities, and states are joining the resistance to Donald Trump’s mass deportation efforts, faith leaders and churches are vowing to offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. “If you need a safe place, once you enter the doors of this building, you are safe,” said Rev. Abraham Waya, pastor of Central … Continue reading »

Growing Number of States, Cities, Colleges, and Churches Vow to Protect Immigrants, Resist Trump Deportation Agenda

A growing number of states, cities, colleges, and faith communities are pledging to defend immigrant residents of their communities and rising up to say ‘no’ to Donald Trump’s deportation agenda. The strength, focus and breadth of this growing resistance promises to be an important bulwark for the effort to defend immigrant workers and families during … Continue reading »

UPDATED: Local Leaders Across 30 States Speak Out On Protecting Undocumented Immigrant Communities

UPDATED 2/1/2017. Local leaders from 30 states and Washington, DC have now affirmed or are reaffirming commitments to help protect immigrant residents of their communities from Donald Trump’s destructive deportation proposals. Among the leaders from the states are mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, the heads of large universities and private institutions, and include some of the … 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 »

Rep. Grijalva and Dozens of Congregations Announce Nationwide Movement to Offer Sanctuary to Immigrants Facing Deportation

The following is a press release from Church World Services: Faith communities across country do what Congress and Administration have refused to do: protect and stand with immigrants facing deportation A nationwide movement to provide physical sanctuary to immigrants and their families facing deportation is rapidly growing, from two churches in Arizona to two dozen … Continue reading »

40 Faith Leaders Send One-Sentence Letter to Obama: Don’t Forget Migrant Children

Yesterday, forty national faith leaders delivered a succinct, one-sentence message to President Obama urging him not to compromise the lives of children fleeing violence in any future executive action. With new reports of Honduran children being killed following their deportation from the US and Mexico, the short message underscores the critical importance of protecting children … Continue reading »

Civil Rights & Faith Leaders Call for an End to Anti-Immigrant Attacks, Need to Advance Responsible Solutions

The following is a press release from a joint press conference: Both the tone and content of the immigrant debate reached a new low last week as House Republicans voted to strip due process protections away from Central American children fleeing murder and violence and then passed a bill that would end the Deferred Action … Continue reading »