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112 Faith Leaders and Immigrant Activists Arrested at White House Protesting President’s Deportation Policies

Below is a press release from Church World Services: High-resolution photos for press usage: http://tiny.cc/July31Photos Handout video footage for press usage: http://tiny.cc/July31Videos  Profiles of selected leaders: http://tiny.cc/July31Profiles Today, more than 100 faith leaders and immigrant rights activists from across the country were arrested after participating in an act of civil disobedience demanding that President Obama end his inhumane deportation … Continue reading »

More than 250 Evangelical Pastors Meet with Congress, Call for Vote on Immigration Reform

Yesterday, more than 250 local evangelical pastors from 25 states congregated on Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress and call for a vote this year on immigration reform. The pastors, organized by the Evangelical Immigration Table, started their day with a worship service, before meeting with more than 100 members of Congress, most … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Catholic Bishops Hold Powerful Mass at Nogales Border

Today, nine Catholic bishops with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops held a powerful mass at Nogales on the US-Mexico border to pray for immigration reform and commemorate those who have died in attempted crossings.  Hundreds of people were estimated to be in attendance, a high school band played, people who have lost loved ones to … Continue reading »

WATCH LIVESTREAM: Catholic Bishops Hold Mass for Migrants at Border

View pictures and tweets here. Yesterday, nine Catholic bishops from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration journeyed to Nogales for a tour of the US-Mexico border.  Today, they will hold a special mass at the border starting at 11:30 AM ET to commemorate the thousands of migrant lives lost in the desert … Continue reading »

Pope Tells 10-Year-Old Girl He Will Speak With Obama About Deportations

The Pope and President Obama are scheduled to meet tomorrow — and thanks to one Los Angeles girl, one of the things they talk about may be US deportations. Last week, a delegation of 20 people from California traveled to the Vatican with the goal of meeting the pope and asking him to push the … Continue reading »

Range of Faith Leaders Call on Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Immigration reform is an economic issue and a political issue — but it is also a moral issue, one that calls for compassion in the face of so many deportations, and action so that our broken immigration system stops separating families.  That’s why polls have found people of faith to be 2-1 in favor of immigration … Continue reading »

Pope Francis: World Should Welcome, Respect Immigrants

On the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis said in a message that more host countries around the world should welcome and respect immigrants and not treat them as “pawns on the chessboard of humanity.” As he said in the message, according to Reuters: They are children, women and men who leave or … Continue reading »

Bibles, Badges, and Business Hold Events Nationwide for Immigration Reform

Bibles, Badges, and Business–a project of the National Immigration Forum–has been busy this August, holding dozens of events in key districts around the nation to push for immigration reform.  The effort brings faith, law enforcement, and business leaders together in order to persuade members of Congress that immigration reform is important to our moral communities, … Continue reading »

Church World Service: The Fierce Urgency of Now for Immigration Reform

Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, when Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders announced their dream for a future of equality.  Church World Service—a faith group that 50 years ago provided blankets to all those who came to Washington—has an op-ed in the Huffington Post today about one of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: CBS News Poll & Analysis — The Tides ARE Turning for Immigration Reform in the House

Support From Across Spectrum, Money and Polling Favor Proponents; Opposition is a “Paper Tiger” A CBS News headline asks “Are the tides turning for immigration reform in the House?” and then lists numerous reasons why those who support broad immigration reform have the strong upper hand: It was only a week ago when prospects for … Continue reading »