Immigration

Asylum, Immigration, Solidarity

Albuquerque Interfaith Leverages $350,000 in Local Funding to Support Asylum Seekers

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Albuquerque Journal

In the face of a growing humanitarian crisis at the border, Albuquerque Interfaith has been at the forefront of a local response, mobilizing instit

Albuquerque Interfaith

Immigration, leadership development, Recognizing the Stranger

CCHD Highlights West/Southwest IAF 'Recognizing the Stranger' Strategy

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Catholic Campaign for Human Development

With a grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the Interfaith Education Fund piloted a program in fall of 2016 called Recognizing the Stranger, a multiyear regional approach to the immigration issue, in seven southwestern dioceses.

West / Southwest IAF

SB1070, Stanford Study, unborn

Study Finds Immigration Crackdowns Cause Detrimental Prenatal Well-Being, Low Birthweight

Friday, January 18, 2019
America Magazine

A recent Stanford University study indicates that crackdowns on unauthorized immigration may interfere with the development of unborn children.

The study found Latina immigrant women in Arizona who were pregnant during the contentious debate over S.B. 1070 and gave birth in the six-month period between July and December 2010 had babies with lower birthweight compared with those in prior years. Average birth weights did not decrease among U.S.-born white, black or Latina women during the same time....

West / Southwest IAF

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

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