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ICYMI: Bishop of Toledo Condemns Lara Deportation, While Rep. Bob Gibbs Callously Applauds 

Cleveland, OH – The Sandusky Register reports today that Bishop Daniel Thomas of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo criticized the deportation of Jesus Lara Lopez, a Willard father, taxpayer, and homeowner who was forced to leave his family yesterday.  As the Register and many other news outlets have made clear, Jesus was deported despite having lived in the United States for nearly two … Continue reading »

Even More Religious Leaders Facing Deportation in Trump’s America

Yesterday, we highlighted the pending deportation of Jorge Ramirez, a San Diego-area Evangelical Baptist minister who strongly identifies with the Republican Party, actively supported President Trump, and has encouraged his U.S. citizen daughter to volunteer for local Republican congressman Rep. Darrell Issa. Today, underscoring the indiscriminate nature of immigration enforcement in Trump’s America, we lift up two more … Continue reading »

Trump-supporting Evangelical Baptist Minister Finds Himself Facing Deportation

Rep. Darrell Issa: You failed to step up in 2013-14; will you step up now for a constituent? The indiscriminate nature of the Trump Administration’s deportation push knows no limits. Witness the following story from the San Diego area. An evangelical minister who strongly identifies with the Republican Party, actively supported President Trump and has encouraged his … Continue reading »

Advocates, Law Enforcement, Faith, Mayors, All Say They Oppose House Bill Coming to Floor

This week, House Republicans are scheduled to vote on H.R. 3003, the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act”, and H.R. 3004, “Kate’s Law.” Both are anti-immigrant bills that endanger public safety and supercharge Trump’s mass deportation force. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) spoke out against the bills from the House floor this morning, and more than 400 … Continue reading »

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 »