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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 »

“Nuns on the Bus” Launches 15-State Tour Advocating for Immigration Reform

Last summer, a group called the “Nuns on the Bus” traveled nearly 3,000 miles through nine states to protest Republican budget plans, and this year they’re back—fighting in support of immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. This week in New York, with the Statue of Liberty in the background, the nuns kicked off a … Continue reading »

Evangelical Leaders Intensify Call for Bipartisan Immigration Reform with Radio Ads and Billboards

The following is a press statement from the National Immigration Forum and Sojourners: As momentum builds in support of broad, commonsense immigration reform, the Evangelical Immigration Table announced today its newest and largest paid-media campaign to reach evangelicals on the issue of immigration. On a press call today, national and local evangelical leaders discussed the … Continue reading »

PICO Launches “Separated Families Supper Table,” About Immigrant Families Torn Apart By Broken System

From one end of Washington to another today, business and faith leaders spent time joining the growing chorus of groups calling on Congress to quickly pass immigration reform.  PICO National Network, with its Campaign for Citizenship, today brought faith representatives, community leaders, and DREAMers from across the nation together in DC  for the “Separated Families … Continue reading »

Evangelical Community Launches New Push for Immigration Reform

The religious and evangelical community have been longtime supporters of immigration reform and today, members of the Evangelical Immigration Table launched a renewed effort to push Congress to pass legislation. According to Jaweed Kaleem at the Huffington Post today: The Evangelical Immigration Table, which includes members of World Relief, Bread for the World, Christian Community … Continue reading »

Evangelical Leaders to Call for Congress, President Obama to Discuss Immigration Reform in First 92 Days

Leaders from across the evangelical community held a press call this morning announcing the release of open letter to President Obama and to Congress calling for immigration reform.  The call discussed the growing consensus for immigration reform within the evangelical Christian community, and asked the President and Congress to meet with the evangelical immigration table … Continue reading »

Latino Protestants Are Fleeing GOP, and Immigration Issue is Major Factor

President Ronald Reagan famously said, “Latinos are Republicans — they just don’t know it yet.”  With respect to the Gipper, we’d like to tweak his adage a bit: “Some Latinos lean Republican — they just won’t vote for Republicans until the GOP moves away from its hardline immigration stance.” While our change makes the phrase … Continue reading »