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A Former Mormon Missionary’s Fear of Losing DACA

“Heavenly Father will provide a way for you to be who He wanted you to be.” That’s the advice from her mother that Maleny Calderón, 20, a former Mormon missionary and Dreamer, holds deep in her heart when contemplating the possibility of losing her DACA status. Maleny recently returned to Oakland, California after serving a … Continue reading »

Religious Leaders Denounce Trump Administration Decision to Terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians

A recording of today’s call is available here. Religious leaders, advocates and immigrants gathered on a press call today in response to the news that Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Haitians living in the United States has been terminated by the Trump Administration. Lys Isma, Haitian TPS recipient who came to the United States at … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “We can support – or shatter – young immigrants’ dreams”

Charlotte, NC – In an op-ed for the Charlotte Observer, Rabbi Judy Schindler, Associate Professor of Judaic Studies and Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte, presents the debate over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as a choice for legislators and President Trump: support – … Continue reading »

Interfaith Clergy Pray for Undocumented Youth in Front of White House, Call Trump Administration to Show Compassion

Over 1,600 Interfaith Leaders Call on Trump Administration to Preserve DACA Faith leaders and advocates gathered in front of the White House to urge the Trump administration to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program, which protects undocumented youth from deportation, is under attack by ten state attorneys general, who have … Continue reading »

National Latino Evangelical Coalition Laments Detention Pastor Noe Carias

Los Angeles, California — The National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) supports the Assemblies of God Hispanic Superintendents call to reconsider the detention and deportation of Pastor Noe Carias, an Assemblies of God pastor in California. Yesterday, Pastor Carias was detained and his stay of removal, which has been in effect for several years, has now … Continue reading »

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 »

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