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 »

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 »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

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 »

american veterans are being deported. so are other american heroes.

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 »

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 »

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 »

The American Civil Liberties Union has argued in federal court for a stay of deportation for more than 100 Iraqi Christians, saying that it would be illegal to deport the group without giving them a chance to prove they could face torture or death if returned to Iraq. The pending removal of the Iraqi immigrants… Continue »

Maribel is an 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 »

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 »

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 »