Immigration

Immigration

BUILD Wins Commitment from Baltimore's Mayor to Recognize Parish IDs Issued to Immigrants

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
BUILD

Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) won a commitment from Baltimore Mayor Pugh that city agencies would recognize parish identification cards issued to immigrant city residents. The identification cards, which are meant to address hesitations by

BUILD

Immigration, DACA, DREAMers, Bishop Flores, Rio Grande Valley, Texas IAF

Valley Interfaith Fights for DACA, Sends 10,000 Cards to Congress

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Rio Grande Guardian & More

Wielding 10,000 signed postcards to Congressional Representatives and scriptural passages on the subject, Valley Interfaith leaders and Catholic Bishop Daniel E. Flores  forcefully called on Congress to protect DREAMers as they decide the future of DACA.

“The Bible is clear,” declared  Msgr. Heriberto Diaz of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brownsville.  “We are to welcome the immigrant, as we were once immigrants in a foreign land.”

Bishop Flores emphasized, “Young people are not statistics…not just numbers…they are young people with hopes and dreams.”

Valley Interfaith

SB4, Immigration, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Dallas Police Dept.

DAI Negotiates Police Acceptance of Parish ID for No. Texas Immigrants

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Dallas Morning News & More

For the first time in North Texas, immigrants without state ID will be allowed to use parish identification cards to identify themselves with Farmers Branch, Carrollton and Dallas Police Department officers.   Dallas Area Interfaith leaders negotiated this ground breaking police department policy change in the aftermath of t

Dallas Area Interfaith

Deportation, Immigration, South Jung Courville, Norwalk, Connecticut IAF

300 CONECT Leaders Back South Korean Immigrant Facing Deportation

Monday, August 7, 2017
The Hour

More than 300 St. Jerome and CONECT leaders turned out on August 7th for a Prayer Vigil in support of Jung Courville and her family after her recent order of deportation. Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling and Senator Richard Blumenthal also attended. Attendees signed 426 letters of support.

CONECT

California IAF, Immigration, Housing, Sheriff McDonnell, Mayor Eric Garcetti

One LA, with Mayor, Sheriff, Takes on Housing & Immigration

Friday, July 21, 2017
Angelus

500 One LA delegates from 28 member institutions assembled to hold themselves, and elected officials, accountable on a Sunday afternoon in July.  Delegates ratified a new strategy team, updated the bylaws, and pledged increased dues.

One LA IAF

Texas IAF, Senate Bill 4, Immigration, Sanctuary Cities, Dallas PD

700 DAI Leaders Clarify Impact of SB4 with Dallas Police

Monday, July 17, 2017
Dallas Morning News & A Dia Dallas

Before a packed audience of 700 leaders of Dallas Area Interfaith, and on the one-year anniversary of the shooting that took the lives of five police officers, Dallas Area Interfaith continued the public conversation about community relationships with the police in the context of SB4.

Dallas Area Interfaith

SB4, Immigration Reform, cartels, priest, Fr. Kevin Collins, Texas IAF

Valley Interfaith Priest Concerned That SB4 Can Empower Cartels

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Rio Grande Guardian

Following a press conference in which leaders of the Texas IAF Network of Organizations joined the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops to oppose the anti-sanctuary cities bill, SB4, Fr. Kevin Collins of St. Eugene’s de Mazenod Catholic Church and Valley Interfaith in Brownsville had more to say.

Valley Interfaith

Know Your Rights, civic academies, Texas IAF, Clergy

EPISO/Border Interfaith Clergy To Immigrants: You Are Not Alone

Friday, March 3, 2017
El Paso Times

Civic academies put together by the El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization (EPISO) and Border Interfaith are drawing upwards of 50 parishioners per session eager to learn how to use their civil rights to protect family members from deportation.

Border Interfaith

Bishops, Religious, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Texas IAF

TMO, Religious Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Monday, March 6, 2017
Houston Chronicle & More

In the face of increased deportations and growing fears of family separation, TMO clergy and Texas Bishops held a joint press conference calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a path towards citizenship.  Catholic Cardinal Daniel DiNardo stood with United Methodist Bishop Scott Jones, Lutheran Bishop Michael Rinehart, Presbyterian pastor Rev. Lynne Hargrove, Episcopal pastor Rev. Uriel Osnaya, Baptist pastor Rev.

TMO

Texas IAF, Bexar County, Immigration, Neighborhood Safety, SB4

COPS/Metro, with Bexar Sheriff & Judge, Rallies Vs. Anti-Immigrant Bill

Saturday, May 6, 2017
San Antonio Express-News

On Friday, COPS/Metro leaders stood with Bexar County and San Antonio elected leaders calling on Governor Abbott to not sign SB 4 (“sanctuary cities” bill) into law.  Speakers against the bill included Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, County Judge Nelson Wolff and state Sen. Jose Menendez.

Cops/ Metro Alliance

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